Fearful meaning

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The definition of fearful is feeling afraid, or causing fear.

An example of fearful is the look on the face of someone who's frightened of heights; a fearful look.

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Extreme, as in degree or extent. Used especially of something negative.

A fearful blunder; fearful poverty.

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Showing or resulting from fear.

A fearful look.

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(informal) Very bad, offensive, great, etc.

A fearful liar.

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(now rare) Frightened, filled with terror.
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Tending to fear.

Fearful boy.

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Causing or capable of causing fear; frightening.

A fearful howling.

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Causing fear; terrifying; dreadful.
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Feeling fear; afraid.
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Origin of fearful

  • From fear +‎ -ful.

    From Wiktionary