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Fearful
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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Fearful as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

24 September 2021
Last seen in: Irish Independent - Simple

We found 27 answers for the crossword clue 'Fearful', the most recent of which was seen in the Irish Independent - Simple.

We've seen this clue in both CRYPTIC and NON-CRYPTIC crossword publications.

We have given Fearful a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Fearful as an answer itself some 60 times.

Fearful is a single word clue made up of 7 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Irish Independent - Simple' on Thursday, 19 August 2021 with the answer being APPREHENSIVE, but the most popular answer for this clue is AFRAID.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • Timid by nature or revealing timidity; "timorous little mouse"; "in a timorous tone"; "cast fearful glances at the large dog"
  • Extremely distressing; "fearful slum conditions"; "a frightful mistake"
  • Experiencing or showing fear; "a fearful glance"; "fearful of criticism"
  • 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"
  • Lacking courage; ignobly timid and faint-hearted; "cowardly dogs, ye will not aid me then"- P.B.Shelley

Crossword Answers

4 Letters

DIRE
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"

5 Letters

AWFUL
Exceptionally bad or displeasing; "atrocious taste"; "abominable workmanship"; "an awful voice"; "dreadful manners"; "a painful performance"; "terrible handwriting"; "an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room"

DREAD
Fearful expectation or anticipation; "the student looked around the examination room with apprehension"

MOUSY
Infested with mice

TIMID
People who are fearful and cautious; "whitewater rafting is not for the timid"

6 Letters

AFRAID
Feeling worry or concern or insecurity; "She was afraid that I might be embarrassed"; "terribly afraid of offending someone"; "I am afraid we have witnessed only the first phase of the conflict"

SCARED
Made afraid; "the frightened child cowered in the corner"; "too shocked and scared to move"

TREPID
Timid by nature or revealing timidity; "timorous little mouse"; "in a timorous tone"; "cast fearful glances at the large dog"

7 Letters

ALARMED
Experiencing a sudden sense of danger

ANXIOUS Chris Roberson
Eagerly desirous; "anxious to see the new show at the museum"; "dying to hear who won"

CHICKEN
A domestic fowl bred for flesh or eggs; believed to have been developed from the red jungle fowl

DIREFUL
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"

DREADED
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"

NERVOUS
Easily agitated; "a nervous addict"; "a nervous thoroughbred"

PANICKY
Thrown into a state of intense fear or desperation; "became panicky as the snow deepened"; "felt panicked before each exam"; "trying to keep back the panic-stricken crowd"; "the terrified horse bolted"

8 Letters

COWARDLY
Lacking courage; ignobly timid and faint-hearted; "cowardly dogs, ye will not aid me then"- P.B.Shelley

DREADFUL
Exceptionally bad or displeasing; "atrocious taste"; "abominable workmanship"; "an awful voice"; "dreadful manners"; "a painful performance"; "terrible handwriting"; "an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room"

FEARSOME
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"

HORRIFIC
Grossly offensive to decency or morality; causing horror; "subjected to outrageous cruelty"; "a hideous pattern of injustice"; "horrific conditions in the mining industry"

TERRIBLE
Exceptionally bad or displeasing; "atrocious taste"; "abominable workmanship"; "an awful voice"; "dreadful manners"; "a painful performance"; "terrible handwriting"; "an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room"

TIMOROUS
Timid by nature or revealing timidity; "timorous little mouse"; "in a timorous tone"; "cast fearful glances at the large dog"

9 Letters

FRIGHTFUL
Extreme in degree or extent or amount or impact; "in a frightful hurry"; "spent a frightful amount of money"

TREMULOUS
(of the voice) quivering as from weakness or fear; "the old lady's quavering voice"; "spoke timidly in a tremulous voice"

10 Letters

FRIGHTENED
Thrown into a state of intense fear or desperation; "became panicky as the snow deepened"; "felt panicked before each exam"; "trying to keep back the panic-stricken crowd"; "the terrified horse bolted"

HORRENDOUS
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"

11 Letters

FRIGHTENING
The act of inspiring with fear

12 Letters

APPREHENSIVE
Quick to understand; "a kind and apprehensive friend"- Nathaniel Hawthorne

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