Fearful

Fear"ful

(fr"fl), a. 1. Full of fear, apprehension, or alarm; afraid; frightened.
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Anxious amidst all their success, and fearful amidst all their power.
Bp. Warburton.
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2. Inclined to fear; easily frightened; without courage; timid.
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What man is there that is fearful and faint-hearted?
Deut. xx. 8.
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3. Indicating, or caused by, fear.
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Cold fearful drops stand on my trembling flesh.
Shak.
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4. Inspiring fear or awe; exciting apprehension or terror; terrible; frightful; dreadful.
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This glorious and fearful name, The Lord thy God.
Deut. xxviii. 58.
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Death is a fearful thing.
Shak.
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In dreams they fearful precipices tread.
Dryden.

Syn. -- Apprehensive; afraid; timid; timorous; horrible; distressing; shocking; frightful; dreadful; awful.
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