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adjective as in alarming

adjective as in afraid

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Clearly, Tuesday claimed our attention here merely by not being Monday, the bringer of fearsome thunderstorms.

She was the target of a fearsome Facebook post referencing “bodies swinging from trees.”

The fearsome Tyrannosaurus rex could generate tremendous bone-crushing bite forces thanks to a stiff lower jaw.

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.

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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.

Gus Connolly, a broad middle-aged man with a thick red beard, was working at the Games dressed as a fearsome Scottish warrior.

The tiger is one of the most fearsome predators of the animal kingdom.

On more than one occasion, Stallworth undercuts the image of Grand Wizard David Duke as a fearsome figure.

She missed the rampant spying on its own citizens by the fearsome FSB.

The former Arkansas governor called for a military so "fearsome" that "no one dares poke it."

It is a fearsome thing for a man to be left alone in the dead of night with a young baby.

A fearsome thunderstorm or howling tornado of dust might reveal her fickleness of mood at any moment.

When he was interviewed, fearsome in manner as he was, he sent the worm away packed with ideas and phrases.

A fearsome struggle would surge around that tower where the British flag was flying.

What might be of a disturbing nature in the old farmhouse could not, she thought, be as fearsome as the approaching tempest.


On this page you'll find 40 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to fearsome, such as: awe-inspiring, awesome, formidable, frightening, frightful, and horrible.

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