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1. fearful

adjective. ['ˈfɪrfəl'] causing fear or dread or terror.

Synonyms

  • dreadful
  • fearsome
  • terrible
  • frightening
  • dreaded
  • direful
  • dread
  • alarming
  • dire
  • horrific
  • awful

Antonyms

  • honorable
  • achromatic color
  • achromatic
  • healthy

Etymology

  • -ful (English)
  • fear (English)
  • feer (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Fearful

  • tearful
  • cheerful

Example sentences of the word fearful


1. Adjective
He could become fearful and may not want to be around you if you yell at him.

Quotes containing the word fearful


1. Fear can be good when you're walking past an alley at night or when you need to check the locks on your doors before you go to bed, but it's not good when you have a goal and you're fearful of obstacles. We often get trapped by our fears, but anyone who has had success has failed before.
- Queen Latifah

2. I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.
- Sarah Williams

3. Ignore those that make you fearful and sad, that degrade you back towards disease and death.
- Rumi

2. fearful

adjective. ['ˈfɪrfəl'] experiencing or showing fear.

Antonyms

  • estimable

Etymology

  • -ful (English)
  • fear (English)
  • feer (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. fearful

adjective. ['ˈfɪrfəl'] lacking courage; ignobly timid and faint-hearted.

Synonyms

  • poor-spirited
  • yellow
  • craven
  • chicken
  • cowardly
  • cowardliness
  • poltroon
  • lily-livered
  • funky
  • unmanly
  • pusillanimous
  • yellow-bellied
  • faint-hearted
  • dastardly
  • white-livered
  • afraid
  • recreant
  • caitiff
  • cowardice
  • timid
  • dastard
  • fainthearted
  • chickenhearted
  • faint

Antonyms

  • brave
  • unafraid
  • noble
  • bold

Etymology

  • -ful (English)
  • fear (English)
  • feer (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. fearful

adjective. ['ˈfɪrfəl'] extremely distressing.

Synonyms

  • frightful

Antonyms

  • fragrant
  • unemotional

Etymology

  • -ful (English)
  • fear (English)
  • feer (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. fearful

adjective. ['ˈfɪrfəl'] timid by nature or revealing timidity.

Synonyms

  • timid
  • timorous

Antonyms

  • unsensational
  • new
  • fearlessness

Etymology

  • -ful (English)
  • fear (English)
  • feer (Middle English (1100-1500))
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