fearsome

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Etymology[edit]

From fear +‎ -some. Compare German furchtsam (fearful”, obsolete also “fearsome), which this is more closely equivalent to English frightsome, however.

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fearsome (comparative more fearsome, superlative most fearsome)

  1. frightening, especially in appearance.
  2. (rare or archaic) fearful, frightened

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