Synonyms of fearful in English:
1 they are fearful of being overheard by the enemy
2 the guards were ill trained and fearful
informaljittery, jumpy, twitchy, keyed up, yellow, chicken, in a cold sweat, a bundle of nerves, like a cat on a hot tin roof, frightened of one's own shadow
3 there has been a fearful accident
4 informal he was in a fearful hurry
very great, great, extreme, real, dreadful
British informalright, proper
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