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English noun: fearfulness

1. fearfulness (feeling) an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)


Synonymsfear, fright


Broader (hypernym)emotion


Narrower (hyponym)affright, alarm, apprehension, apprehensiveness, chill, consternation, creeps, dismay, dread, frisson, horror, hysteria, intimidation, panic, panic attack, quiver, scare, shiver, shudder, stage fright, terror, thrill, timidity, timidness, timorousness, tingle


Part holonymcold sweat


Attributeafraid, fearless, unafraid


Antonymsfearlessness, bravery

2. fearfulness (attribute) the trait of being afraid


Broader (hypernym)cowardice, cowardliness


Narrower (hyponym)gutlessness, pusillanimity, pusillanimousness, timidity, timorousness


Antonymsfearlessness









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