how to pronounce fearful


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fearful is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of fearful in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… or are you still fearful i feel better …”

meanings of fearful


  1. Tending to fear; timid.
  2. Terrible; shockingly bad.
  3. Frightening.
  4. Frightened; filled with terror.


  1. Extremely; fearfully.

fearful frequency in english - C1 level of CEFR

the word fearful occurs in english on average 7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics fearful can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that fearful can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

words that rhyme with fearful


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