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Meaning of FEARSOME

Pronunciation:  'feersum

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  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"

FEARSOME is a 8 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: alarming, awful, dire, direful, dread(a), dreaded, dreadful, fearful, frightening, horrendous, horrific, terrible



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
1. Frightful; causing fear. [Scotch] ``This fearsome wind.''
   --Sir W. Scott

2. Easily frightened; timid; timorous. ``A silly fearsome
   thing.`` --B. Taylor

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: alarming, appalling, awe-inspiring, awesome, awing, bashful, chilling, cowardly, daunting, deterrent, deterring, diffident, disconcerting, discouraging, disheartening, dismaying, disquieting, dreadful, fearful, fearing, fear-inspiring, 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