Synonyms and Antonyms of fearsome
- At night the child would always imagine that there were fearsome monsters lurking under his bed.
alarming, dire, direful, dread, dreadful, fearful, forbidding, formidable, frightening, frightful, ghastly, hair-raising, horrendous, horrible, horrifying, intimidating, redoubtable, scary, shocking, terrible, terrifying
daunting, demoralizing, disconcerting, discouraging, dismaying, disquieting, distressing, disturbing, perturbing, startling, threatening, troubling, trying, unnerving
bone-chilling, creepy, eerie (also eery), weird
appalling, atrocious, awful, grisly, gruesome (also grewsome), hideous, horrid, macabre, monstrous, nightmarish
calming, comforting, consoling, inviting, lulling, pacifying, quieting, reassuring, relaxing, soothing, tranquilizing (also tranquillizing)
extreme in degree, power, or effect
- After working all afternoon in the hot sun, I had developed a fearsome thirst.
acute, almighty, blistering, deep, dreadful, excruciating, explosive, exquisite, fearful, ferocious, fierce, frightful, furious, ghastly, hard, heavy, heavy-duty, intense, intensive, keen, profound, terrible, vehement, vicious, violent
accentuated, aggravated, concentrated, deepened
emphasized, enhanced, heightened, intensified, magnified
harsh, rigorous, severe
alleviated, eased, lightened, toned (down)
abated, decreased, diminished, lessened, reduced, subdued
- The more fearsome of the two children would only peer at the guests from a distance.
chicken, chickenhearted, cowardly, craven, dastardly, gutless, lily-livered, spineless, yellow
jittery, jumpy, spooky
anxious, apprehensive, nervous
afraid, alarmed, horrified, panicked, panicky, panic-stricken, scared, shocked, spooked, startled, terrified, terrorized, unnerved
brave, courageous, dauntless, doughty, fearless, gallant, greathearted, heroic (also heroical), intrepid, lionhearted, stalwart, stout, stouthearted, undaunted, valiant, valorous
assured, confident, self-assured, self-confident
determined, firm, game, plucky, resolute, undeterred, unflinching, unswerving
mettlesome, spirited, spunky