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fear·ful

fearful

 
pronunciation:
fir fl
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: feeling fear; afraid.
She was fearful of traveling by airplane.
antonyms:
daring, fearless
similar words:
afraid, apprehensive, nervous, scared, timid
definition 2: causing or likely to cause fear.
A fearful storm is coming.
antonyms:
reassuring
similar words:
dire, dread, dreadful, ghastly, terrible
derivations: fearfully (adv.), fearfulness (n.)
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The word fearful contains the following part:
-ful1 Old English adjective-forming suffix that means full of
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The suffix -ful1 attaches to native English nouns to form adjectives.