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Synonyms of 'fearsome'

(adjective) 
Definition
terrible or frightening
a fearsome array of weapons
Synonyms
formidable
a formidable, well-trained, well-equipped fighting force
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alarming
The disease has spread at an alarming rate.
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frightening
The number of youngsters involved in crime is frightening.
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awful (obsolete)
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terrifying
one of the most terrifying diseases known to man
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appalling
They have been living under the most appalling conditions.
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horrifying
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menacing
His bushy eyebrows gave his face a menacing look.
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dismaying
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awesome
the awesome responsibility of sending troops into combat
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daunting
Occasionally I find the commitment and responsibility daunting.
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horrendous
The violence used was horrendous.
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hair-raising
hair-raising rides at funfairs
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awe-inspiring
a museum with an awe-inspiring display of jewellery
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baleful
He had a baleful look.
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hellacious (US, slang)

Additional synonyms

in the sense of alarming
The disease has spread at an alarming rate.
in the sense of appalling
Definition
causing dismay, horror, or revulsion
They have been living under the most appalling conditions.
Synonyms
horrifying,
shocking (informal),
scaring,
dismaying,
fearful (informal),
petrifying,
disheartening,
godawful (slang),
hellacious (US, slang),
from hell (informal)
in the sense of awe-inspiring
a museum with an awe-inspiring display of jewellery
Synonyms
stunning (informal),
eye-popping (informal),
wondrous (archaic, literary),
jaw-dropping,
gee-whizz (slang)

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