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Adjective fearful has 5 senses
  1. awful, dire, direful, dread, dreaded, dreadful, fearful, fearsome, frightening, horrendous, horrific, terrible - 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"
    Antonym: unalarming (indirect, via alarming)
  2. cowardly, fearful - lacking courage; ignobly timid and faint-hearted; "cowardly dogs, ye will not aid me then"- P.B.Shelley
  3. fearful, frightful, terrible - extremely distressing; "fearful slum conditions"; "a frightful mistake"; "suffered terrible thirst"
    Antonym: good (indirect, via bad)
  4. fearful, timorous, trepid - timid by nature or revealing timidity; "timorous little mouse"; "in a timorous tone"; "cast fearful glances at the large dog"
    Antonym: bold (indirect, via timid)
  5. fearful - experiencing or showing fear; "a fearful glance"; "fearful of criticism"
    unafraid, fearless (indirect, via afraid)
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