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Synonyms for fearful

Synonyms for (adjective) fearful

Synonyms: fearful Definition: experiencing or showing fear Usage: a fearful glance; fearful of criticism

Similar words: afraid Definition: filled with fear or apprehension Usage: afraid even to turn his head; suddenly looked afraid; afraid for his life; afraid of snakes; afraid to ask questions

Synonyms: horrendous, horrific, awful, dire, direful, dread, dreaded, dreadful, frightening, fearful, fearsome, terrible Definition: causing fear or dread or terror Usage: 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; a fearful howling; horrendous explosions shook the city; a terrible curse

Similar words: alarming Definition: frightening because of an awareness of danger

Synonyms: timorous, trepid, fearful Definition: timid by nature or revealing timidity Usage: timorous little mouse; in a timorous tone; cast fearful glances at the large dog

Similar words: timid Definition: showing fear and lack of confidence

Synonyms: fearful, cowardly Definition: lacking courage; ignobly timid and faint-hearted Usage: cowardly dogs, ye will not aid me then- P.B.Shelley

Similar words: caitiff Definition: despicably mean and cowardly

Similar words: chicken, chickenhearted, lily-livered, white-livered, yellow, yellow-bellied Definition: easily frightened

Similar words: craven, recreant Definition: lacking even the rudiments of courage; abjectly fearful Usage: the craven fellow turned and ran; a craven proposal to raise the white flag; this recreant knight- Spenser

Similar words: dastard, dastardly Definition: despicably cowardly Usage: the unprovoked and dastardly attack by Japan on...December 7th- F.D. Roosevelt

Similar words: timid, faint, faint-hearted, fainthearted Definition: lacking conviction or boldness or courage Usage: faint heart ne'er won fair lady

Similar words: funky Definition: in a state of cowardly fright

Similar words: poltroon Definition: characterized by complete cowardliness

Similar words: poor-spirited, pusillanimous, unmanly Definition: lacking in courage and manly strength and resolution; contemptibly fearful

Synonyms: frightful, fearful Definition: extremely distressing Usage: fearful slum conditions; a frightful mistake

Similar words: bad Definition: having undesirable or negative qualities Usage: a bad report card; his sloppy appearance made a bad impression; a bad little boy; clothes in bad shape; a bad cut; bad luck; the news was very bad; the reviews were bad; the pay is bad; it was a bad light for reading; the movie was a bad choice