- 1Feeling afraid; showing fear or anxiety: bond traders have remained fearful of inflation [with clause]: the mothers were fearful that their daughters would marry and move abroadMore example sentences
afraid, frightened, scared (stiff), scared to death, terrified, petrified; alarmed, panicky, nervous, tense, apprehensive, uneasy, worried (sick), anxiousnervous, trembling, quaking, cowed, daunted; timid, timorous, faint-hearted• informal spooked
- There's no question that at the time of the abduction she was in fear and was fearful for a period of time.
- For example, over the past two decades I was excessively fearful of inflation.
- Everyone is fearful for his future, and fear leads people to do amazing, extraordinary things.
- 1.1Causing or likely to cause people to be afraid; horrifying: a fearful accidentMore example sentences
- To the outside world, Chernobyl stands as a fearful accident and a catalogue of gross errors.
- It came to mind that Christians who encountered Paul would have found him shocking and fearful.
- Economists nevertheless refuse to be alarmed by fearful prognoses of deflation.
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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.