Synonyms of fearful in English:

fearful


See definition of fearful

adjective

1‘they are fearful of being overheard by the enemy’

SYNONYMS

afraid, frightened, scared, scared stiff, scared to death, terrified, petrified

alarmed, panicky, nervous, tense, apprehensive, uneasy, hesitant, disquieted, worried, worried sick, anxious

British nervy

informal jittery, jumpy, in a funk, in a blue funk

dialect frit

archaic afeared, affrighted

2‘the guards were ill trained and fearful’

SYNONYMS

nervous, trembling, quaking, quivering, shrinking, cowering, cowed, daunted

timid, timorous, diffident, faint-hearted, cowardly, pusillanimous

British nervy

informal jittery, jumpy, twitchy, keyed up, yellow, chicken, in a cold sweat, a bundle of nerves, like a cat on a hot tin roof, frightened of one's own shadow

British informal having kittens, like a cat on hot bricks, windy, stressy

North American informal spooked, spooky, antsy

dated overstrung, unquiet

3‘there has been a fearful accident’

SYNONYMS

terrible, dreadful, awful, appalling, frightful, ghastly, horrific, horrible, horrifying, horrendous, very bad, terribly bad, shocking, atrocious, abominable, hideous, monstrous, dire, grim, unspeakable, gruesome, grievous, lamentable, distressing, harrowing, alarming

ANTONYMS

minor

4‘he was in a fearful hurry’

SYNONYMS

very great, great, extreme, real, dreadful

terrible, impossible

British right, proper