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     adj 1: causing fear or dread or terror; "the awful war"; "an awful
            risk"; "dire news"; "a career or vengeance so direful
            that London was shocked"; "the dread presence of the
            headmaster"; "polio is no longer the dreaded disease
            it once was"; "a dreadful storm"; "a fearful howling";
            "horrendous explosions shook the city"; "a terrible
            curse" [syn: {awful}, {dire}, {direful}, {dread(a)}, {dreaded},
             {dreadful}, {fearsome}, {frightening}, {horrendous},
            {horrific}, {terrible}]
     2: lacking courage; ignobly timid and faint-hearted; "cowardly
        dogs, ye will not aid me then"- P.B.Shelley [syn: {cowardly}]
        [ant: {brave}]
     3: extremely distressing; "fearful slum conditions"; "a
        frightful mistake"; "suffered terrible thirst" [syn: {frightful},
     4: timid by nature or revealing timidity; "timorous little
        mouse"; "in a timorous tone"; "cast fearful glances at the
        large dog" [syn: {timorous}, {trepid}]
     5: experiencing or showing fear; "a fearful glance"; "fearful
        of criticism"
Source: WordNet® 2.0

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