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adjective (FRIGHTENED)    /ˈfɪə.fəl/ US  /ˈfɪr-/ formal
C2 frightened or worried about something: He hesitated before calling her, fearful of what she might say. She's fearful (that) she may lose custody of her children.Afraid fearfulness     /-nəs/ noun [U] Fear and phobiasAnxiety and worry - general words
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