The adjective fearsome means very scary or dangerous. When you describe someone as fearsome, you are saying that they are a very dangerous person.

  • The ferocious dog was barking ferociously.

  • The fearsome dragon could easily kill anyone who crosses its path.

Definition of fearsome


causing fear or dread or terror


awful, dire, direful, dread, dreaded, dreadful, fearful, frightening, horrendous, horrific, terrible

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Example Sentences for fearsome

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    Imperials are the most fearsome of all vampires.

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    She is a bit of a tomboy and is fearsome in a quarrel.

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    The cataphracts were both fearsome and disciplined.

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    The dragon however is the most fearsome of the all.

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    Aladdin's mother faints at the sight of the fearsome Genie.

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    Caramon was the strongest of the Heroes of the Lance, and a fearsome warrior.

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    Sometimes he sees fearsome devils in his nightmares.

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    There were fearsome monsters hiding under his house.

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    Although it looks fearsome, Harry tried to keep chasing the wizard.

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    Similarly the sacred bull of India to Thrace and the fearsome real aurochs.