Meaning of FEARFUL in English

adj. Function: adjective


Synonyms: AFRAID 1, aghast, anxious, ||ascared, frightened, scared, scary, terrified

Related Words: agitated, alarmed, discomposed, disquieted, disturbed, perturbed

Contrasted Words: audacious, bold, brave, courageous, dauntless, unafraid, valiant

Antonyms: fearless

2 inspired or moved by fear FF1C; fearful of loud noises FF1E;

Synonyms: afraid, apprehensive; compare AFRAID 1

Related Words: alarmed, disquieted, disturbed; aflutter, agitated, jittery, nervous, perturbed, uneasy; anxious, concerned, solicitous, worried

Contrasted Words: assured, confident, sanguine, sure; collected, composed, cool, imperturbable, nonchalant, unflappable, unperturbed

Antonyms: unafraid

3 causing fear FF1C; a fearful sight FF1E;

Synonyms: appalling, awful, dire, direful, dreadful, formidable, frightful, horrible, horrific, redoubtable, shocking, terrible, terrific, tremendous

Related Words: alarming, frightening, terrifying; ghastly, grim, grisly, gruesome, lurid, macabre; baleful, malign, sinister; overwhelming, sublime

Contrasted Words: attractive, charming, delightful, enchanting, pleasant, pleasing

Antonyms: reassuring

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