1.ADJ-GRADED恐惧的;害怕的If you are fearful of something, you are afraid of it.
Bankers were fearful of a world banking crisis...
I had often been very fearful, very angry, and very isolated.
'What are you going to do to me?' Alex asked fearfully.
2.ADJ-GRADED可怕的;严重的You use fearful to emphasize how serious or bad a situation is.
The region is in a fearful recession.
...the fearful consequences which might flow from unilateral military moves.
3.ADJ-GRADED非常坏的;极坏的Fearful is used to emphasize that something is very bad.
You gave me a fearful shock!
'It sounds the most fearful hard work,' Sybil said later.
This is fearfully expensive compared with the last one I bought.
To windows users, the command line is a fearful place.
In soviet times telling the truth required great courage and brought fearful consequences.
The mind creates harsh realities, it conjures up a fearful future and dreadful past.
They can make you view people in a negative way or keep suggesting fearful and useless thoughts through the silentvoice in your head.
All those points have been raised in congress by legislators who are understandably fearful of the political consequencesof bailing out wall street.
They have also been fearful of china's rapid growth.
Although she is worried for her brother, nicole is even more fearful about reopening past wounds.
I have discovered that there are basically two kinds of people-cheerful givers and fearful givers.
But I have also seen another way to deal with a fearful change or a painful loss.
When a person is anxious or fearful, including when they have lied and fear detection, then they may well sweat more.
Can fearful memories be erased?
If that happens, the backlash from mr obama's supporters could be fearful.
As an international scientific group, pugwash was a useful counterpart to the fearful nationalism shaping politics.
Analysts described the speech as an appeal to the growing number of syrians fearful for their day-to-day safety as theviolence in their country has grown more gruesome and chaotic.
Trade finance is another area that some banks, notably the french, are retreating from much to the concern of economistsfearful that global business flows could be horribly disrupted.
They are especially fearful of how all the stress will affect their son.
The dictators inpower men without legitimacy are now the fearful ones. They will be tossedout.
In most states this means that their names, photographs and addresses are published online, so that fearful parents cancheck whether a child-molester lives nearby.
In the interim, doctors need to be patient but firm with fearful parents, explain why vaccines are essential and help restorethe public's faith in science.
Although the new trust would leave all the resulting investment under public ownership, the city's recent bitter experiencewith a bungled 75-year lease of its parking meters under a previous mayor has left residents fearful.