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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [feer-fuh l]
    • /ˈfɪər fəl/
    • /ˈfɪə.fəl.i/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [feer-fuh l]
    • /ˈfɪər fəl/

Definitions of fearfully word

  • adjective fearfully causing or apt to cause fear; frightening: a fearful apparition. 1
  • adjective fearfully feeling fear, dread, apprehension, or solicitude: fearful for his life; fearful lest he commit suicide. 1
  • adjective fearfully full of awe or reverence: fearful of the Lord. 1
  • adjective fearfully showing or caused by fear: fearful behavior. 1
  • adjective fearfully extreme in size, intensity, or badness: a fearful head cold; fearful poverty. 1
  • noun fearfully In an anxious manner; apprehensively. 1

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Origin of fearfully

First appearance:

before 1300
One of the 15% oldest English words
First recorded in 1300-50, fearful is from the Middle English word ferful. See fear, -ful

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Parts of speech for Fearfully


fearfully popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 93% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for fearfully

adv fearfully

  • nervously — highly excitable; unnaturally or acutely uneasy or apprehensive: to become nervous under stress.
  • timidly — lacking in self-assurance, courage, or bravery; easily alarmed; timorous; shy.
  • apprehensively — uneasy or fearful about something that might happen: apprehensive for the safety of the mountain climbers.
  • diffidently — lacking confidence in one's own ability, worth, or fitness; timid; shy.
  • head shrinker — to draw back, as in retreat or avoidance: to shrink from danger; to shrink from contact.

adverb fearfully

  • worriedly — having or characterized by worry; concerned; anxious: Their worried parents called the police.
  • uneasily — not easy in body or mind; uncomfortable; restless; disturbed; perturbed.
  • anxiously — full of mental distress or uneasiness because of fear of danger or misfortune; greatly worried; solicitous: Her parents were anxious about her poor health.
  • terribly — in a terrible manner.
  • dreadfully — in a dreadful way: The pain has increased dreadfully.

Antonyms for fearfully

adverb fearfully

  • fearlessly — without fear; bold or brave; intrepid.

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