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Emotional IntensityPlay
Use 'fearful' to describe strong emotions, not just slight worries or concerns. SlideHe was fearful before the surgery, trembling at the thought.
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Fear Not HatePlay
'Fearful' implies anxiety, unlike 'hateful', which means strong dislike. SlideShe's fearful of dogs, not because she hates them but because she was once bitten.
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Physical ReactionsPlay
Being 'fearful' can cause physical responses, such as shivering or goosebumps. SlideHis voice was fearful, stuttering and barely audible.