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Gogo 發問時間: 社會與文化語言 · 8 年前

請教fearful和fearsome的差異

我有看到如下的用語:

a fearful explosion 和 a fearsome reputation,

想知道fearful和fearsome這兩個字若修飾事物時, 用法上的差異.

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  • 8 年前
    最佳解答

    to be “fearful” is to be afraid.

    to be “fearsome” is to cause fear in others.

    remember this, when an adjective has "some" at the end, it always has

    "cause" meaning in it, for example:

    troublesome: causing trouble or anxiety

    bothersome: causing irritation or annoyance

    worrisome: causing worry or anxiety

    2012-09-19 13:22:57 補充:

    fearsome reputation = "令人"生畏的聲譽

    fearful reputation = 可怕的聲譽

    fearsome explosion = "令人"害怕的爆炸

    fearful explosion = 可怕的爆炸

    參考資料: self
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  • 8 年前

    Just out of curiosity, DSG, How long have you been playing Balderdash?

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