fearsome

adjective fear·some \ ˈfir-səm \
Updated on: 11 Nov 2017

Definition of fearsome

1 a : causing fear
  • a fearsome monster
b : intense, extreme
  • fearsome determination

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

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First Known Use of fearsome

1768


FEARSOME Defined for English Language Learners

fearsome

adjective

Definition of fearsome for English Language Learners

  • : causing fear : very frightening


FEARSOME Defined for Kids

fearsome

adjective fear·some \ ˈfir-səm \

Definition of fearsome for Students

: very frightening
  • a fearsome growl


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