Anxious and Fearful


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Anxious adjective – Feeling or showing uncomfortable feelings of uncertainty.
Fearful is a synonym for anxious in worried topic. In some cases you can use "Fearful" instead an adjective "Anxious", when it comes to topics like uneasy, apprehensive, frightened.
Nearby Words: anxiety, anxiously
Synonyms for Anxious


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Fearful adjective – Easily frightened.
Usage example: the stray cat that we took in is still fearful, even around us

Anxious is a synonym for fearful in alarmed topic. You can use "Anxious" instead an adjective "Fearful", if it concerns topics such as timid, apprehensive, frightened.
Nearby Words: fear, fearless, fearsome, fearfully, fearlessly
Synonyms for Fearful

Things that words describes

girl anxious girl fearful girl
reaction anxious reaction fearful reaction
response anxious response fearful response
man anxious man fearful man
Other nouns: people, crowd, parents, everyone, thoughts, looks.

Both words in one sentence

  • It's okay to feel angry, sad, jealous, bitter, fearful, anxious, ashamed, whatever emotion it might be.
  • The Moral Substitute In The '80s, home computers were marketed as an educational alternative to video game consoles to anxious parents fearful of anything that could threaten their children's attempts to get into a good college.
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