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She softened my heart amid fearful isolation when it might otherwise have hardened in self-defense.
HOW A SICKLY SQUIRREL OFFERED ME UNEXPECTED COMFORTPAM SPRITZERFEBRUARY 8, 2021WASHINGTON POST
When investors are fearful, they tend to buy up these securities, pushing down Treasury bond yields and causing the yield curve to invert.
IS IT TIME TO START WORRYING ABOUT INFLATION?JOHN DETRIXHEJANUARY 18, 2021QUARTZ
If someone is fearful of getting a vaccine, we will speak to them privately about how we can best support them.
WITH MANY EMPLOYEES WARY, COMPANY LEADERS PREPARE THEIR RETURN-TO-OFFICE CORONAVIRUS VACCINE POLICIESJESSICA DAVIESJANUARY 18, 2021DIGIDAY
Among the economic lesson of 2020 is that fearful consumers means less economic activity.
WHAT JOB SECURITY? AMERICANS ARE FEELING WORN DOWN AND FEARFUL OF LAYOFFSLANCE LAMBERTJANUARY 15, 2021FORTUNE
Anxiety makes you feel bad physically, and those physical symptoms feel like danger, so you become even more fearful and anxious, which only makes the symptoms worse.
HOW TO KEEP YOUR ANXIETY FROM SPIRALING OUT OF CONTROLSARA CHODOSHJANUARY 15, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
Research has shown that mice can “catch” the emotions of an injured or fearful fellow.
MICE MAY ‘CATCH’ EACH OTHER’S PAIN — AND PAIN RELIEFCAROLYN WILKEJANUARY 12, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
Jones, the Council member, said he is fearful of how Lemon Grove would change with the county telling it what to do.
LEMON GROVE ONCE AGAIN FACING BITTER CHOICES OVER ITS FUTUREBELLA ROSSJANUARY 8, 2021VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
She said she has already been in touch with undocumented workers fearful of getting tested because they think it requires showing documents or proving their legal status.
NEBRASKA GOVERNOR SAYS CITIZENS, LEGAL RESIDENTS WILL GET VACCINE PRIORITY OVER UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTSTEO ARMUSJANUARY 6, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Even though he was only 6 at the time, he picked up on the fact that when his father came back into our lives, I was fearful of him and our dog hated him.
CAROLYN HAX: KIDS SEE DYSFUNCTION BUT NEED HELP UNDERSTANDING ITCAROLYN HAXDECEMBER 17, 2020WASHINGTON POST
As businesses of all sizes welcome a fearful and anxious workforce back to the office, they are simultaneously challenged with ensuring a safe work environment.
MAKING THE WORKPLACE SAFER WITH INNOVATIVE COVID-19-FIGHTING SOLUTIONSJASON SPARAPANIDECEMBER 2, 2020MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
JULY 26, 2021
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docile

WORDS RELATED TO FEARFUL

  • aquiver
  • aspen
  • cowardly
  • excited
  • fearful
  • jittery
  • nervous
  • palpitating
  • quavering
  • quivering
  • shaking
  • timid
  • timorous
  • trembling
  • wavering
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