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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [feer-fuh l]
    • /ˈfɪər fəl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [feer-fuh l]
    • /ˈfɪər fəl/

Definitions of fearfulness word

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

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Origin of fearfulness

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 Fearfulness


fearfulness 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.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

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Synonyms for fearfulness

noun fearfulness

  • perturbation — the act of perturbing.
  • distress — great pain, anxiety, or sorrow; acute physical or mental suffering; affliction; trouble.
  • fright — sudden and extreme fear; a sudden terror.
  • apprehension — Apprehension is a feeling of fear that something bad may happen.
  • alarm — Alarm is a feeling of fear or anxiety that something unpleasant or dangerous might happen.

Antonyms for fearfulness

noun fearfulness

  • happiness — the quality or state of being happy.
  • miracle — an effect or extraordinary event in the physical world that surpasses all known human or natural powers and is ascribed to a supernatural cause.
  • calmness — without rough motion; still or nearly still: a calm sea.
  • calm — A calm person does not show or feel any worry, anger, or excitement.
  • contentment — Contentment is a feeling of quiet happiness and satisfaction.

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