Related formsfear·some·ly, adverbfear·some·ness, noun
Can be confusedfearful fearsome
Examples from the Web for fearsome
Gus Connolly, a broad middle-aged man with a thick red beard, was working at the Games dressed as a fearsome Scottish warrior.
The tiger is one of the most fearsome predators of the animal kingdom.
On more than one occasion, Stallworth undercuts the image of Grand Wizard David Duke as a fearsome figure.
She missed the rampant spying on its own citizens by the fearsome FSB.
The former Arkansas governor called for a military so "fearsome" that "no one dares poke it."
Questions, exclamations, fearsome gasps and excited advice all tripped pell-mell from the girls.The Orchard Secret|Cleo Garis
Carry home this fearsome green mummy on the leaf; put him in a cage made of wire screen, and watch him.Trees Every Child Should Know|Julia Ellen Rogers
Of all the fearsome beasts beneath the sun The Bugbear is the most appalling one.A Phenomenal Fauna|Carolyn Wells
He had a very dark, fearsome face, and a gleam in his eyes that comes back to me in my dreams.Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes|Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
In truth she held a fearsome admiration for the man, and then she stiffened.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux