Definition Of fearful


feeling afraid; showing fear or anxiety.

bond traders have remained fearful of inflation

very great.

he could cause a fearful commotion

Example Of fearful

  • Among the nations there are fearful wars and dreadful diseases.

  • An Arab writer on the consequences of the Black Death for animals added another hideous dimension to our awareness of that fearful episode.

  • Are you really fearful of being misinterpreted or are you just afraid to stand up for your constituents?

  • Bad experiences can lead to the development of fearful beliefs about the future - fears the past will be repeated if we act the same way again.

  • But he's a timid child, fearful of water, heights, spiders, darkness and the great outdoors.

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