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fearsome

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adjective fear·some \ˈfir-səm\

Simple Definition of fearsome

  • : causing fear : very frightening

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of fearsome

  1. 1 a :  causing fear <a fearsome monster> b :  intense, extreme <fearsome determination>

  2. 2 :  timid, timorous

fearsomely adverb
fearsomeness noun

Examples of fearsome in a sentence

  1. <at night the child would always imagine that there were fearsome monsters lurking under his bed>

  2. <after working all afternoon in the hot sun, I had developed a fearsome thirst>



1768

First Known Use of fearsome

1768


FEARSOME Defined for Kids

fearsome

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adjective fear·some \ˈfir-səm\

Definition of fearsome for Students

  1. :  very frightening <a fearsome growl>





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