Fearful

Definition of Fearful

Fear´ful   Pronunciation: fēr´f
a.1.Full of fear, apprehension, or alarm; afraid; frightened.
Anxious amidst all their success, and fearful amidst all their power.
- Bp. Warburton.
2.Inclined to fear; easily frightened; without courage; timid.
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.
- 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.

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