Friday, December 18, 2015

fearful/fearsome: Common Errors in English Usage Entry for Friday, December 18, 2015

To be “fearful” is to be afraid. To be “fearsome” is to cause fear in others. Remember that someone who is fierce is fearsome rather than fearful.

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