[syn: fearful, timorous, trepid]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Fearful \Fear"ful\ (f[=e]r"f[.u]l), a.
1. Full of fear, apprehension, or alarm; afraid; frightened.
Anxious amidst all their success, and fearful amidst
all their power. --Bp.
2. Inclined to fear; easily frightened; without courage;
What man is there that is fearful and faint-hearted?
--Deut. xx. 8.
3. Indicating, or caused by, fear.
Cold fearful drops stand on my trembling flesh.
4. Inspiring fear or awe; exciting apprehension or terror;
terrible; frightful; dreadful.
This glorious and fearful name, The Lord thy God.
Death is a fearful thing. --Shak.
In dreams they fearful precipices tread. --Dryden.
Syn: Apprehensive; afraid; timid; timorous; horrible;
distressing; shocking; frightful; dreadful; awful.
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
163 Moby Thesaurus words for "fearful":
aflutter, afraid, aghast, agitated, alarmed, alarming, all nerves,
all-overish, anxious, anxioused up, appalling, apprehensive,
atrocious, awful, awing, baleful, bashful, bothered, chicken,
chickenhearted, chilling, concerned, coward, cowardly, cowed,
daunted, daunting, deadly, deterrent, deterring, diffident, dire,
direful, discomposed, disconcerting, discouraging, disgusting,
disheartening, dismayed, dismaying, disquieted, disquieting,
disturbed, dreadful, edgy, excitable, fainthearted, fear-inspiring,
fearing, fearsome, foreboding, formidable, frightened, frightening,
frightful, funking, funky, ghastly, goosy, grim, grisly, gruesome,
heinous, henhearted, hesitant, hideous, high-strung, horrendous,
horrible, horrific, horrifying, howling, in a pucker, in a stew,
in fear, intimidated, irritable, jittery, jumpy, lily-livered,
loathsome, lurid, macabre, malign, milk-livered, milksoppish,
milksoppy, misgiving, monstrous, mousy, nauseating, nauseous,
nerves on edge, nervous, nervy, on edge, on tenterhooks,
overanxious, overapprehensive, overawing, overstrung, overtimid,
overtimorous, overwhelming, panic-prone, panic-stricken, panicky,
perturbed, pigeonhearted, pusillanimous, rabbity, redoubtable,
repugnant, repulsive, revolting, rousing, scared, scaring, scary,
shaky, shivery, shocking, shrinking, shy, sinister, sissified,
sissy, skittery, skittish, soft, solicitous, startling, startlish,
strained, sublime, suspenseful, tense, terrible, terrific,
terrified, terrifying, terror-stricken, thumping, timid, timorous,
trembling, tremendous, tremulous, trepidant, trigger-happy,
troubled, uneasy, unmanly, unmanned, unspeakable, unwilling, weak,
weak-kneed, weakhearted, whacking, white-livered, yellow,