Kendra&Vocab #5


Photo by Jr Korpa on Unsplash

fearfulfeer-fuhl ]


causing or apt to cause fear; frightening: a fearful apparition.

feeling fear, dread, apprehension, or solicitude: fearful for his life.

full of awe or reverence: fearful of the Lord.

showing or caused by fear: fearful behavior exhibited by dogs in the animal shelter.

extreme in size, intensity, or badness: a fearful head cold; fearful poverty.

The word fearful is neat because it can change slightly depending upon context. Though it’s a more formal sounding word, it’s also a word that can be used across genres and writing styles.

Writing Prompt

Write a story/scene using the word fearful in a way you’ve never used before. Examine the different definitions and try to describe what is fearful about whatever is happening in the scene according to the particular definition.

Photo by Jr Korpa on Unsplash

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s