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fearsome

[ feer-suhm ]
/ ˈfɪər səm /
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adjective

causing fear: a fearsome noise.
causing awe or respect: a fearsome self-confidence.
afraid; timid.

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Origin of fearsome

First recorded in 1760–70; fear + -some1
fear·some·ly, adverbfear·some·ness, noun
fearful, fearsome
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British Dictionary definitions for fearsome

fearsome
/ (ˈfɪəsəm) /

adjective

frightening
timorous; afraid
fearsomely, adverbfearsomeness, noun
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