fearsome

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adjective fear·some \ˈfir-səm\

Definition of fearsome

  1. 1a :  causing fear a fearsome monsterb :  intense, extreme fearsome determination

  2. 2 :  timid, timorous

fearsomely

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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 English Language Learners

fearsome

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adjective fear·some \ˈfir-səm\

Definition of fearsome for English Language Learners

  • : causing fear : very frightening


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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