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fearful

  
1    afraid, alarmed, anxious, apprehensive, diffident, faint-hearted, frightened, hellacious     (U.S. slang)   hesitant, intimidated, jittery     (informal)   jumpy, nervous, nervy     (Brit. informal)   neurotic, panicky, pusillanimous, scared, shrinking, tense, timid, timorous, uneasy, wired     (slang)  
2    appalling, atrocious, awful, dire, distressing, dreadful, frightful, ghastly, grievous, grim, gruesome, hair-raising, harrowing, hideous, horrendous, horrible, horrific, monstrous, shocking, terrible, unspeakable  
  
Antonyms     
  
1    ballsy     (taboo slang)   bold, brave, confident, courageous, daring, dauntless, doughty, gallant, game     (informal)   gutsy     (slang)   heroic, indomitable, intrepid, lion-hearted, plucky, unabashed, unafraid, undaunted, unflinching, valiant, valorous  
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fearfully, fear, feral, fearless

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