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Overview of adj fearful

The adj fearful has 5 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (0) fearful

(experiencing or showing fear; "a fearful glance"; "fearful of criticism")

2. (1) awful, dire, direful, dread, dreaded, dreadful, fearful, fearsome, frightening, horrendous, horrific, terrible

(causing fear or dread or terror; "the awful war"; "an awful risk"; "dire news"; "a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked"; "the dread presence of the headmaster"; "polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was"; "a dreadful storm"; "a fearful howling"; "horrendous explosions shook the city"; "a terrible curse")

3. cowardly, fearful

(lacking courage; ignobly timid and faint-hearted; "cowardly dogs, ye will not aid me then"- P.B.Shelley)

4. fearful, frightful

(extremely distressing; "fearful slum conditions"; "a frightful mistake")

5. fearful, timorous, trepid

(timid by nature or revealing timidity; "timorous little mouse"; "in a timorous tone"; "cast fearful glances at the large dog") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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