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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 fear·ful /ˈfɪrfəl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: 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" [syn: awful, dire, direful, dread(a), dreaded,
              dreadful, fearsome, frightening, horrendous,
             horrific, terrible]
      2: lacking courage; ignobly timid and faint-hearted; "cowardly
         dogs, ye will not aid me then"- P.B.Shelley [syn: cowardly]
         [ant: brave]
      3: extremely distressing; "fearful slum conditions"; "a
         frightful mistake"; "suffered terrible thirst" [syn: frightful,
      4: timid by nature or revealing timidity; "timorous little
         mouse"; "in a timorous tone"; "cast fearful glances at the
         large dog" [syn: timorous, trepid]
      5: experiencing or showing fear; "a fearful glance"; "fearful
         of criticism"