fearful fearful  /ˈfɪr fəl/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) experiencing or showing fear
  2. (adj) causing fear or dread or terror
  3. (adj) lacking courage; ignobly timid and faint-hearted
  4. (adj) extremely distressing
  5. (adj) timid by nature or revealing timidity

Usage(s):

  1. In fact, she says, white pupils, fearful of abuse from their black schoolmates, are reluctant to leave their classrooms.
  2. Many people in Taiwan are also fearful that gargantuan China will end up absorbing their tiny island if ties become too close.
  3. TO the earliest stargazers, the planet Mars was a fearful omen suspended in the sky.

News

  1. Congress Has A Duty To Delay IRS Funding To Block ObamaCare's Implementation

    Americans already are fearful and confused about the sweeping changes that ObamaCare will inflict, and the widening IRS scandal deepens concerns about the agency’s major role in implementing and enforcing the health overhaul law.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Forbes

  2. Residents in path of Colorado fire remain hopeful

    Thousands of people fearful for their homes, a group of camping Boy Scouts, a cluster of baby deer and valuable livestock have all been plucked from the path of Colorado's most destructive wildfire.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: NBC NEWS

  3. Residents in path of Black Forest fire remain resolute, hopeful

    Thousands of people fearful for their homes, a group of camping Boy Scouts, a cluster of baby deer and valuable livestock have all been plucked from the path of Colorado's most destructive wildfire. The Black Forest fire has chewed its way through 25 square miles of thickly wood …
    on June 14, 2013     Source: MSNBC: Field Notes

Quotes

  1. "Talk about festering and not living the truth of your life and feeling badly about yourself and being fearful that somebody'll find out this terrible, terrible secret, so he thought," Shatner says. "Like, who cares? Be gay, don't be gay --...
    on Oct 22, 2008 By: William Shatner Source: Wired News

  2. Also remember what Warren Buffett said, "Be fearful when others are greedy; be greedy when others are fearful."
    on Aug 3, 2006 By: Warren Buffett Source: BloggingStocks (blog)

  3. "Given the financial damage to date, I cannot see how we can avoid a significant rise in layoffs and unemployment," Greenspan said. "Fearful American households are attempting to adjust, as best they can, to a rapid contraction in credit...
    on Oct 23, 2008 By: Alan Greenspan Source: USA Today

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