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fearfully

Line breaks: fear|ful¦ly
Pronunciation: /ˈfɪəf(ə)li
 
, ˈfɪəfʊli/

Definition of fearfully in English:

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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