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adj. experiencing or showing fear; "a fearful glance"; "fearful of criticism"
dread, direful, terrible, horrific, horrendous, frightening, fearsome, fearful, dreadful, dreaded, dire, awful
adj. causing fear or dread or terror; "the awful war"; "an awful risk"; "dire news"; "a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked"; "the dread presence of the headmaster"; "polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was"; "a dreadful storm"; "a fearful howling"; "horrendous explosions shook the city"; "a terrible curse"
trepid, timorous, fearful
adj. timid by nature or revealing timidity; "timorous little mouse"; "in a timorous tone"; "cast fearful glances at the large dog"
fearful, cowardly
adj. lacking courage; ignobly timid and faint-hearted; "cowardly dogs, ye will not aid me then"- P.B.Shelley
pusillanimous, cowardly, fearful
adj. lacking courage; ignobly timid and faint-hearted; "cowardly dogs, ye will not aid me then"- P.B.Shelley
nerve-wracking, nerve-racking, trying, stressful
adj. extremely irritating to the nerves; "nerve-racking noise"; "the stressful days before a war"; "a trying day at the office"
spineless, thornless
adj. lacking thorns
adj. causing destruction or much damage; "a policy that is destructive to the economy"; "destructive criticism"
unquiet, uneasy, queasy, nervous, anxious
adj. causing or fraught with or showing anxiety; "spent an anxious night waiting for the test results"; "cast anxious glances behind her"; "those nervous moments before takeoff"; "an unquiet mind"
fateful, fatal, disastrous, calamitous, black
adj. (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin; "the stock market crashed on Black Friday"; "a calamitous defeat"; "the battle was a disastrous end to a disastrous campaign"; "such doctrines, if true, would be absolutely fatal to my theory"- Charles Darwin; "it is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it"- Douglas MacArthur; "a fateful error"
frightful, fearful
adj. extremely distressing; "fearful slum conditions"; "a frightful mistake"
heinous, flagitious
adj. extremely wicked, deeply criminal; "a flagitious crime"; "heinous accusations"
sinister, dark, black
adj. stemming from evil characteristics or forces; wicked or dishonorable; "black deeds"; "a black lie"; "his black heart has concocted yet another black deed"; "Darth Vader of the dark side"; "a dark purpose"; "dark undercurrents of ethnic hostility"; "the scheme of some sinister intelligence bent on punishing him"-Thomas Hardy
cataclysmal, cataclysmic
adj. severely destructive; "cataclysmic nuclear war"; "a cataclysmic earthquake"
adj. marked by barbarity suggestive of a cannibal; rapaciously savage
dishonourable, dishonorable, cowardly, craven
adj. morally unacceptable; "the dishonorable conduct of trusted men"
outrageous, horrific, horrid, hideous
adj. grossly offensive to decency or morality; causing horror; "subjected to outrageous cruelty"; "a hideous pattern of injustice"; "horrific conditions in the mining industry"
adj. disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings ; "an unpleasant personality"; "unpleasant repercussions"; "unpleasant odors"
upsetting, disconcerting
adj. causing an emotional disturbance; "his disconcerting habit of greeting friends ferociously and strangers charmingly"- Herb Caen; "an upsetting experience"
adj. suffering from acrophobia; abnormally afraid of high places
afeared, afeard
adj. a pronunciation of afraid
aghast, shocked, dismayed, appalled
adj. struck with fear, dread, or consternation
adj. suffering from agoraphobia; abnormally afraid of open or public places
adj. experiencing a sudden sense of danger
adj. suffering from algophobia; abnormally afraid of pain
adj. in fear or dread of possible evil or harm; "apprehensive for one's life"; "apprehensive of danger"
adj. frightened into submission or compliance
adj. suffering from claustrophobia; abnormally afraid of closed-in places
scared, frightened
adj. made afraid; "the frightened child cowered in the corner"; "too shocked and scared to move"
horror-struck, horror-stricken, horrified
adj. stricken with horror
aquaphobic, hydrophobic
adj. abnormally afraid of water
adj. suffering from mysophobia; abnormally afraid of dirt or contamination
panic-struck, panic-stricken, frightened, terrified, panicky, panicked
adj. thrown into a state of intense fear or desperation; "became panicky as the snow deepened"; "felt panicked before each exam"; "trying to keep back the panic-stricken crowd"; "the terrified horse bolted"
terror-struck, terror-stricken
adj. struck or filled with terror
adj. suffering from triskaidekaphobia (abnormal fear of the number 13)
adj. deprived of courage and strength; "the steeplejack, exhausted and unnerved, couldn't hold on to his dangerous perch much longer"
adj. having white lips from fear or terror
adj. suffering from xenophobia; having abnormal fear or hatred of the strange or foreign
dismaying, appalling
adj. causing consternation; "appalling conditions"
ugly, horrible, horrifying, frightful, atrocious
adj. provoking horror; "an atrocious automobile accident"; "a frightful crime of decapitation"; "an alarming, even horrifying, picture"; "war is beyond all words horrible"- Winston Churchill; "an ugly wound"
minacious, threatening, sinister, ominous, minatory, menacing, forbidding, baleful
adj. threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments; "a baleful look"; "forbidding thunderclouds"; "his tone became menacing"; "ominous rumblings of discontent"; "sinister storm clouds"; "a sinister smile"; "his threatening behavior"; "ugly black clouds"; "the situation became ugly"
hair-raising, nightmarish, bloodcurdling
adj. extremely alarming
shuddery, scarey, shivery, scary, chilling
adj. provoking fear terror; "a scary movie"; "the most terrible and shuddery...tales of murder and revenge"
creepy-crawly, creepy
adj. causing a sensation as of things crawling on your skin; "a creepy story"; "I had a creepy-crawly feeling"
adj. worthy of respect or honor; "born of a redoubtable family"
sick, macabre, gruesome, grisly, grim, ghastly
adj. shockingly repellent; inspiring horror; "ghastly wounds"; "the grim aftermath of the bombing"; "the grim task of burying the victims"; "a grisly murder"; "gruesome evidence of human sacrifice"; "macabre tales of war and plague in the Middle ages"; "macabre tortures conceived by madmen"
adj. hazardous and frightening; "hairy moments in the mountains"
terrifying, terrific
adj. causing extreme terror; "a terrifying wail"
adj. self-consciously timid; "I never laughed, being bashful; lowering my head, I looked at the wall"- Ezra Pound
adj. modestly or warily rejecting approaches or overtures; "like a wild young colt, very inquisitive but very coy and not to be easily cajoled"
adj. made timid or fearful as by threats
mousey, mousy
adj. quiet and timid and ineffectual
adj. easily startled or frightened
sissyish, emasculate, sissy, sissified, cissy, epicene, effeminate
adj. having unsuitable feminine qualities
adj. having characteristics associated with women and considered undesirable in men; "womanish tears"
adj. fearless and daring; "bold settlers on some foreign shore"; "a bold speech"; "a bold adventure"
courageous, brave
adj. possessing or displaying courage; able to face and deal with danger or fear without flinching; "Familiarity with danger makes a brave man braver but less daring"- Herman Melville; "a frank courageous heart...triumphed over pain"- William Wordsworth; "set a courageous example by leading them safely into and out of enemy-held territory"
adj. unflinching in battle or action; "a gallant warrior"; "put up a gallant resistance to the attackers"
stouthearted, stalwart
adj. used especially of persons; "a stalwart knight"; "a stouthearted fellow who had an active career in the army"
adj. resolutely courageous; "undaunted in the face of death"
valorous, valiant
adj. having or showing valor; "a valiant attempt to prevent the hijack"; "a valiant soldier"
manlike, manful, manly
adj. possessing qualities befitting a man
adj. firm in purpose or belief; characterized by firmness and determination; "stood resolute against the enemy"; "faced with a resolute opposition"; "a resolute and unshakeable faith"
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