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How to Pronounce fearful?

Correct pronunciation for the word "fearful" is [fˈi͡əfə͡l], [fˈi‍əfə‍l], [f_ˈiə_f_əl].

"Fearful" in context

The emotion of fear can be extremely powerful and debilitating. fearful behavior is characterized by sweating, increased heart rate, trembling, difficulty speaking, and a strong urge to flee. It can be a result of a traumatic event or repeated exposure to a dangerous situation in one's life. When a person is facing a fearful situation, the mind is flooded with so many stressful thoughts, that it can be almost impossible to turn off. This can have a detrimental effect on quality of life, as it can lead to anxiety and depression.

What are similar-sounding words for fearful?

Usage over time for fearful:

This graph shows how "fearful" have occurred between 1800 and 2008 in a corpus of English books.

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