Definition of fearful in English:

fearful

Syllabification: fear·ful
Pronunciation: /ˈfi(ə)rfəl
 
/

adjective

  • 2 informal Very great: he could cause a fearful commotion

Derivatives

fearfulness

noun
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  • Dread, trepidation or even uneasiness suggest a fearfulness that has mostly dissipated.
  • At its heart is fear, and fearfulness is increasingly part of the experience of life within it.
  • Emotional impairments may include apathy, irritability, anxiety, fearfulness and depression.

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