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1. Full of fera, apprehension, or alarm; afraid; frightened. Anxious amidst all their success, and fearful amidat all their power. (bp. Warburton)

2. Inclined to fear; easily frightened; without courage; timid. What man is there that is fearful and fain-hearted? (Deut. Xx. 8)

3. Indicating, or caused by, fear. Cold fearful drops stand on my trembling flesh. (Shak)

4. Inspiring fear or awe; exciting apprehension or terror; terrible; frightful; dreadful. This glorious and fearful name, The lord thy god. (Deut. Xxviii. 58) Death is a fearful thing. (Shak) In dreams they fearful precipices tread. (Dryden)

Synonym: apprehensive, afraid, timid, timorous, horible, distressing, shoking, frightful, dreadful, awful.