Definition of fearful :
1. Full of fear, apprehension, or alarm; afraid; frightened.
2. inclined to fear; easily frightened; without courage; timid.
3. Indicating, or caused by, fear.
4. Inspiring fear or awe; exciting apprehension or terror; terrible; frightful; dreadful.
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cowardly (part of speech: adjective)
frightened (part of speech: adjective)
frightened, petrified, terror-stricken, scared stiff, unnerved, fainthearted, apprehensive, lily-livered, terrified, afraid, timid, horrified, paralyzed, harrowed, alarmed, rattled, chicken-livered, startled, jittery, cowardly, intimidated, weak-kneed, anxious, agitated, scared
fearful (part of speech: adjective)
- A few days later I saw the wounded of Neuve Chapelle, which was a victory bought at a fearful price. - "The Soul of the War", Philip Gibbs.
- " At this moment," says an eye- witness, " the scene was a fearful one. - "Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War", G. F. R. Henderson.
- The captain, fearful that his niece might take the statement seriously, hastened to protest. - "Cap'n Warren's Wards", Joseph C. Lincoln.