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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fearsome  \Fear"some\a. 
  1.  Frightful;  causing  fear.  [Scotch]  ``This  fearsome  wind.'' 
  --Sir  W.  Scott 
 
  2.  Easily  frightened;  timid;  timorous.  ``A  silly  fearsome 
  thing.``  --B.  Taylor 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fearsome 
  adj  :  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},  {fearful},  {frightening},  {horrendous},  {horrific}, 
  {terrible}] 




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