the mothers were fearful that their daughters would marry and move abroad
Causing or likely to cause people to be afraid; horrifying
a fearful accident
he could cause a fearful commotion
experiencing or showing fear; "a fearful glance"; "fearful of criticism"
awful: 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 ...
cowardly: lacking courage; ignobly timid and faint-hearted; "cowardly dogs, ye will not aid me then"- P.B.Shelley
extremely distressing; "fearful slum conditions"; "a frightful mistake"
timid by nature or revealing timidity; "timorous little mouse"; "in a timorous tone"; "cast fearful glances at the large dog"
(fearfully) in fear, "she hurried down the stairs fearfully"
(fearfulness) fear: an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)
(fearfulness) the trait of being afraid
Fear is an emotional response to a perceived threat. It is a basic survival mechanism occurring in response to a specific stimulus, such as pain or the threat of danger. Some psychologists such as John B. ...
frightening; frightened, filled with terror; terrible
terrible; espantoso; temeroso; grande; enorme; tremendo; terrible; de miedo