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 for fearsome
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fearsome \Fear"some\ (f[=e]r"s[u^]m) a.
     1. Frightful; causing fear. [Scotch] "This fearsome wind."
        --Sir W. Scott
        [1913 Webster]
     2. Easily frightened; timid; timorous. "A silly fearsome
        thing." --B. Taylor
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: causing fear or dread or terror; "the awful war"; "an
             awful risk"; "dire news"; "a career or vengeance so
             direful that London was shocked"; "the dread presence of
             the headmaster"; "polio is no longer the dreaded disease
             it once was"; "a dreadful storm"; "a fearful howling";
             "horrendous explosions shook the city"; "a terrible
             curse" [syn: awful, dire, direful, dread(a),
             dreaded, dreadful, fearful, fearsome,
             frightening, horrendous, horrific, terrible]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  51 Moby Thesaurus words for "fearsome":
     alarming, appalling, awe-inspiring, awesome, awing, bashful,
     chilling, cowardly, daunting, deterrent, deterring, diffident,
     disconcerting, discouraging, disheartening, dismaying, disquieting,
     dreadful, fear-inspiring, fearful, fearing, formidable,
     frightening, frightful, goosy, in fear, intimidating, jumpy,
     menacing, mousy, nervous, overawing, rabbity, scaring, scary,
     shaky, shivery, shrinking, shy, skittery, skittish, startling,
     startlish, terrible, terrifying, timid, timorous, trembling,
     tremulous, trepidant, trigger-happy

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