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See definition of fearsome on Dictionary.com
  • adj.alarming
  • adj.afraid

synonyms for fearsome

  • awe-inspiring
  • awesome
  • formidable
  • frightening
  • frightful
  • horrible
  • imposing
  • impressive
  • intimidating
  • powerful
  • scary
  • shocking
  • terrible
  • terrifying
  • distressing
  • massive
  • striking
  • tremendous
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antonyms for fearsome

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  • calming
  • comforting
  • ineffective
  • nice
  • ordinary
  • pleasant
  • soothing
  • trivial
  • unimportant
  • unimpressive
  • weak
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    The fearsome Tyrannosaurus rex could generate tremendous bone-crushing bite forces thanks to a stiff lower jaw.
    T. REX’S INCREDIBLE BITING FORCE CAME FROM ITS STIFF LOWER JAWSID PERKINSMAY 7, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
    The DA’s office also faces pushback from judges who resent its calls for sentencing reform and community members who believe, despite being provided with evidence to the contrary, that a fearsome carceral system is crucial to public safety.
    PBS'S FASCINATING PHILLY D.A. POSES A CRUCIAL, TIMELY QUESTION: CAN OUR BROKEN CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM REALLY BE FIXED?JUDY BERMANAPRIL 20, 2021TIME
    That means that the shark would have been about 2 meters long at birth — large enough for even a newborn to be a fearsome foe in the seas, the scientists conclude.
    NEWBORN MEGALODON SHARKS WERE LARGER THAN MOST ADULT HUMANSCAROLYN GRAMLINGJANUARY 12, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
    At 53, the former multi-year world heavyweight champion appeared as fearsome as ever.
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    My fearsome reputation is really based on awful traffic in California’s giant urban regions.
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    It is a fearsome thing for a man to be left alone in the dead of night with a young baby.
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    A fearsome thunderstorm or howling tornado of dust might reveal her fickleness of mood at any moment.
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    When he was interviewed, fearsome in manner as he was, he sent the worm away packed with ideas and phrases.
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    A fearsome struggle would surge around that tower where the British flag was flying.
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    What might be of a disturbing nature in the old farmhouse could not, she thought, be as fearsome as the approaching tempest.
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    WORDS RELATED TO FEARSOME

    • alarmed
    • apprehensive
    • fearful
    • fearsome
    • frightened
    • panic-stricken
    • panicky
    • petrified
    • scared
    • scared stiff
    • scared to death
    • spooked
    • terrified
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