- causing fear: a fearsome noise.
- causing awe or respect: a fearsome self-confidence.
- afraid; timid.
Origin of fearsome
Examples from the Web for fearsomeness
Historical Examples of fearsomeness
It is difficult for me, even at this time, to understand all the fearsomeness of that moment.The Minute Boys of Boston
Again, as the garments of the daily task fell from her, Joyce felt the sordidness and fearsomeness depart.Joyce of the North Woods
Harriet T. Comstock
I myself know the fearsomeness of the raids of our equally ferocious Apaches and Yaquis.A Volunteer with Pike
Robert Ames Bennet
He had fearsomeness enough of his own to send him rearing and pawing the air until the whiffle-trees rapped his knees.Horses Nine
- timorous; afraid