An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (terrifying)
a. espantoso
A fearsome warrior appeared on a chariot.Un guerrero espantoso apareció en una cuadriga.
b. aterrador
By dawn, a fearsome army had surrounded the castle.Para el amanecer, un ejército aterrador había rodeado el castillo.
2. (imposing)
a. tremendo
The boxer knew she was going up against a fearsome opponent.La boxeadora sabía que se enfrentaba a una tremenda oponente.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. terrible, espantoso(a)
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fearsome [ˈfɪəsəm]
[+opponent, reputation, weapon] temible; [+sight] espantoso; [+competition] encarnizado
he has a fearsome serve tiene un saque temible or tremendo
his fearsome but much respected father he had been kidnapped by several fearsome, black-clad men in leather masks suddenly, American cars had fearsome competition,even from countries like Korea one of the schoolmasters had acquired a fearsome reputation for making small boys squeal louder than anyone else could make them squeal He had developed a fearsome reputation for firing and intimidating people Even with its dulled edge, it was still a fearsome weapon The Bomber Robber" and had a fearsome arsenal of weapons to call on it was a fearsome display of strength
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