Fear"ful (?), a.

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.

Syn. -- Apprehensive; afraid; timid; timorous; horible; distressing; shoking; frightful; dreadful; awful.

 

© Webster 1913.

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