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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (1)

1. causing fear or dread or terror;
- Example: "the awful war"
- Example: "an awful risk"
- Example: "dire news"
- Example: "a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked"
- Example: "the dread presence of the headmaster"
- Example: "polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was"
- Example: "a dreadful storm"
- Example: "a fearful howling"
- Example: "horrendous explosions shook the city"
- Example: "a terrible curse"
[syn: awful, dire, direful, dread(a), dreaded, dreadful, fearful, fearsome, frightening, horrendous, horrific, terrible]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Fearsome \Fear"some\ (f[=e]r"s[u^]m) a. 1. Frightful; causing fear. [Scotch] "This fearsome wind." --Sir W. Scott [1913 Webster] 2. Easily frightened; timid; timorous. "A silly fearsome thing." --B. Taylor [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

fearsome adj 1: 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" [syn: awful, dire, direful, dread(a), dreaded, dreadful, fearful, fearsome, frightening, horrendous, horrific, terrible]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

51 Moby Thesaurus words for "fearsome": alarming, appalling, awe-inspiring, awesome, awing, bashful, chilling, cowardly, daunting, deterrent, deterring, diffident, disconcerting, discouraging, disheartening, dismaying, disquieting, dreadful, fear-inspiring, fearful, fearing, formidable, frightening, frightful, goosy, in fear, intimidating, jumpy, menacing, mousy, nervous, overawing, rabbity, scaring, scary, shaky, shivery, shrinking, shy, skittery, skittish, startling, startlish, terrible, terrifying, timid, timorous, trembling, tremulous, trepidant, trigger-happy