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Feeling or showing fear or terror
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“A person feels fearful in the face of circumstances that are uncontrollable through his efforts alone.”
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Worried, disturbed, or feeling or showing anxiety
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“They are wary of the aftermath of the amendment and feeling fearful about the crackdown and possibility of deportation.”
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Causing, or likely to cause, one to be afraid or frightened
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“His great mental powers received a fearful shock, and his reason for a short time reeled under the calamity.”
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Causing, or likely to cause, one to be upset or distressed
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“There he heard the fearful news of a civil war in England.”
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Timid in character, or generally lacking in self-confidence
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“Is a fearful and timid child likely to develop into an anxious adult?”
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Showing or displaying a lack of courage
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“Let the same thing be said by any who are ordered to suffer things that fearful and cowardly men would weep over.”
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Very great in level, degree or intensity
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“Now, although I am in a fearful hurry to finish before our Betty comes home, I have taken the trouble of counting them over.”
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Marked by doubts or suspicions
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Filled with or revealing awe
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Having a strong sense of guilt
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Characterised or marked by timidness
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Unreasonably or obsessively anxious, suspicious, or mistrustful
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Of, supporting, or pertaining to traditionalism
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Having or displaying a violent or ferocious aggressiveness
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Undecided or unsure of how to act
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Suggestive of the supernatural
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Having or showing a belief in superstitions
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Lacking in confidence, assertiveness or self-assurance
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