Antonyms of adj fearful

5 senses of fearful

Sense 1
fearful -- (experiencing or showing fear; "a fearful glance"; "fearful of criticism")

INDIRECT (VIA afraid) -> unafraid, fearless -- (oblivious of dangers or perils or calmly resolute in facing them)

Sense 2
awful, dire, direful, dread (prenominal), dreaded, dreadful, fearful, fearsome, frightening, horrendous, horrific, terrible -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA alarming) -> unalarming -- (not alarming; assuaging alarm)

Sense 3
cowardly (vs. brave), fearful -- (lacking courage; ignobly timid and faint-hearted; "cowardly dogs, ye will not aid me then"- P.B.Shelley)


Sense 4
fearful, frightful -- (extremely distressing; "fearful slum conditions"; "a frightful mistake")

INDIRECT (VIA bad) -> good -- (having desirable or positive qualities especially those suitable for a thing specified; "good news from the hospital"; "a good report card"; "when she was good she was very very good"; "a good knife is one good for cutting"; "this stump will make a good picnic table"; "a good check"; "a good joke"; "a good exterior paint"; "a good secretary"; "a good dress for the office")

Sense 5
fearful, timorous, trepid -- (timid by nature or revealing timidity; "timorous little mouse"; "in a timorous tone"; "cast fearful glances at the large dog")

INDIRECT (VIA timid) -> bold -- (fearless and daring; "bold settlers on some foreign shore"; "a bold speech"; "a bold adventure")

Similarity of adj fearful

5 senses of fearful

Sense 1
fearful -- (experiencing or showing fear; "a fearful glance"; "fearful of criticism")
       => afraid (predicate) (vs. unafraid) -- (filled with fear or apprehension; "afraid even to turn his head"; "suddenly looked afraid"; "afraid for his life"; "afraid of snakes"; "afraid to ask questions")

Sense 2
awful, dire, direful, dread (prenominal), dreaded, dreadful, fearful, fearsome, frightening, horrendous, horrific, terrible -- (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")
       => alarming (vs. unalarming) -- (frightening because of an awareness of danger)

Sense 3
cowardly (vs. brave), fearful -- (lacking courage; ignobly timid and faint-hearted; "cowardly dogs, ye will not aid me then"- P.B.Shelley)
       => caitiff -- (despicably mean and cowardly)
       => chicken, chickenhearted, lily-livered, white-livered, yellow, yellow-bellied -- (easily frightened)
       => craven, recreant -- (lacking even the rudiments of courage; abjectly fearful; "the craven fellow turned and ran"; "a craven proposal to raise the white flag"; "this recreant knight"- Spenser)
       => dastard (prenominal), dastardly -- (despicably cowardly; "the unprovoked and dastardly attack by Japan on...December 7th"- F.D. Roosevelt)
       => faint, fainthearted, timid, faint-hearted -- (lacking conviction or boldness or courage; "faint heart ne'er won fair lady")
       => funky -- (in a state of cowardly fright)
       => poltroon -- (characterized by complete cowardliness)
       => pusillanimous, poor-spirited, unmanly -- (lacking in courage and manly strength and resolution; contemptibly fearful)
          Also See-> afraid#1; ignoble#1; timid#1

Sense 4
fearful, frightful -- (extremely distressing; "fearful slum conditions"; "a frightful mistake")
       => bad (vs. good) -- (having undesirable or negative qualities; "a bad report card"; "his sloppy appearance made a bad impression"; "a bad little boy"; "clothes in bad shape"; "a bad cut"; "bad luck"; "the news was very bad"; "the reviews were bad"; "the pay is bad"; "it was a bad light for reading"; "the movie was a bad choice")

Sense 5
fearful, timorous, trepid -- (timid by nature or revealing timidity; "timorous little mouse"; "in a timorous tone"; "cast fearful glances at the large dog")
       => timid (vs. bold) -- (showing fear and lack of confidence)

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