Associations to the word «Fearful»

Pictures for the word «Fearful»


FEARFUL, adjective. Frightening.
FEARFUL, adjective. (now rare) Frightened, filled with terror.
FEARFUL, adjective. Terrible.
FEARFUL, adjective. Tending to fear.

Dictionary definition

FEARFUL, adjective. Experiencing or showing fear; "a fearful glance"; "fearful of criticism".
FEARFUL, adjective. 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"; "a fearful howling"; "horrendous explosions shook the city"; "a terrible curse".
FEARFUL, adjective. Lacking courage; ignobly timid and faint-hearted; "cowardly dogs, ye will not aid me then"- P.B.Shelley.
FEARFUL, adjective. Extremely distressing; "fearful slum conditions"; "a frightful mistake".
FEARFUL, adjective. Timid by nature or revealing timidity; "timorous little mouse"; "in a timorous tone"; "cast fearful glances at the large dog".

Wise words

Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life - in firmness of mind and a mastery of appetite. It teaches us to do, as well as talk, and to make our words and actions all of a color.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca