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Related / Similar Words: awful, dire, direful, dread(a), dreaded, dreadful, fearsome, frightening, horrendous, horrific, terrible, timorous, trepid, cowardly, frightful

 

Definition:
  • experiencing or showing fear; "a fearful glance"; "fearful of criticism";
  • causing fear or dread or terror; "the awful war"; "an awful risk"; "dire news"; "a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked"; "the dread presence of the headmaster"; "polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was"; "a dreadful storm"; ";
  • timid by nature or revealing timidity; "timorous little mouse"; "in a timorous tone"; "cast fearful glances at the large dog";
  • lacking courage; ignobly timid and faint-hearted; "cowardly dogs, ye will not aid me then"- P.B.Shelley;
  • extremely distressing; "fearful slum conditions"; "a frightful mistake"; "suffered terrible thirst";

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    See Also: afraid(p), ignoble, timid

     

    Attributes: cowardice, cowardliness

     

     
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