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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fearful  \Fear"ful\,  a. 
  1.  Full  of  fear,  apprehension,  or  alarm;  afraid;  frightened. 
 
  Anxious  amidst  all  their  success,  and  fearful  amidat 
  all  their  power.  --Bp. 
  Warburton 
 
  2.  inclined  to  fear;  easily  frightened;  without  courage; 
  timid. 
 
  What  man  is  there  that  is  fearful  and  faint-hearted? 
  --Deut.  xx  8. 
 
  3.  Indicating,  or  caused  by  fear. 
 
  Cold  fearful  drops  stand  on  my  trembling  flesh. 
  --Shak. 
 
  4.  Inspiring  fear  or  awe;  exciting  apprehension  or  terror; 
  terrible;  frightful;  dreadful. 
 
  This  glorious  and  fearful  name  The  Lord  thy  God. 
  --Deut. 
  xxviii.  58. 
 
  Death  is  a  fearful  thing  --Shak. 
 
  In  dreams  they  fearful  precipices  tread.  --Dryden. 
 
  Syn:  Apprehensive;  afraid;  timid;  timorous;  horrible; 
  distressing;  shocking;  frightful;  dreadful;  awful. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fearful 
  adj  1:  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"  [syn:  {awful},  {dire},  {direful},  {dread(a)},  {dreaded}, 
  {dreadful},  {fearsome},  {frightening},  {horrendous}, 
  {horrific},  {terrible}] 
  2:  lacking  courage;  ignobly  timid  and  faint-hearted;  "cowardly 
  dogs,  ye  will  not  aid  me  then"-  P.B.Shelley  [syn:  {cowardly}, 
  {coward(a)}]  [ant:  {brave}] 
  3:  extremely  distressing;  "fearful  slum  conditions";  "a 
  frightful  mistake";  "suffered  terrible  thirst"  [syn:  {frightful}, 
  {terrible}] 
  4:  timid  by  nature  or  revealing  timidity;  "timorous  little 
  mouse";  "in  a  timorous  tone";  "cast  fearful  glances  at  the 
  large  dog"  [syn:  {timorous},  {trepid}] 
  5:  experiencing  or  showing  fear;  "a  fearful  glance";  "fearful 
  of  criticism" 




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