Definition of fearfully in English:

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fearfully

Pronunciation: /ˈfɪəf(ə)li/
/ˈfɪəfʊli/

adverb

1In an anxious manner; apprehensively: he glanced over his shoulder fearfully
More example sentences
  • In the village were only scared-looking women standing in small groups, glancing fearfully around.
  • A gaggle of ibis roosting in a nearby tree hooted fearfully.
  • They don't step up to a long first putt thinking fearfully of a possible three-putt.
Synonyms
with apprehension/trepidation, with bated breath, with one's heart in one's mouth
2 [as submodifier] Dreadfully; extremely: she was fearfully worried for the welfare of her family
More example sentences
  • Fielding had a fearfully difficult time in his youth trying to work out what girls wanted.
  • The online version of a gallery show, it has some fearfully vicious images - check out particularly the caricatures.
  • He does not sound at all handsome, and he is fearfully old.
Synonyms
extremely, exceedingly, exceptionally, remarkably, uncommonly, extraordinarily, incredibly, most, very, really, immensely, thoroughly, positively, decidedly, downright;
Scottish  unco;
North American  quite
British informal jolly, ever so, dead, well, fair, right
North American informal real, mighty, awful, plumb, powerful, way
South African informal lekker
informal, dated devilish, hellish, frightfully
archaic exceeding

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