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Meaning of fearful

fear•ful

Pronunciation: (fēr'ful), [key]
— adj.
  1. causing or apt to cause fear; frightening: a fearful apparition.
  2. feeling fear, dread, apprehension, or solicitude: fearful for his life; fearful lest he commit suicide.
  3. full of awe or reverence: fearful of the Lord.
  4. showing or caused by fear: fearful behavior.
  5. extreme in size, intensity, or badness: a fearful head cold; fearful poverty.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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