[ UK /ˈi‍əfə‍l/ ]
[ US /ˈiɹˌfəɫ/ ]
  1. an outpouring of gossip
  2. a severe scolding
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How To Use earful In A Sentence

  • The *victim* of the defacement is the person who is intended to be fearful. The Volokh Conspiracy » The Shmulevich Case — Facts and New York Law, as I Can Best Figure Them Out:
  • Another translation of the Bible uses the word cowardly instead of fearful. How to Overcome Fear
  • He peered down into her tearful face with a twisted smile, reaching up to brush some of her wildly cascading hair from her cheek. THE WOLF AND THE DOVE
  • Her children had been fearful of being taken into care if their parents were jailed.
  • But he's a timid child, fearful of water, heights, spiders, darkness and the great outdoors.
  • Having neither opium nor hashish on hand, and being desirous of filling his brain with twilight, he had had recourse to that fearful mixture of brandy, stout, absinthe, which produces the most terrible of lethargies. Les Miserables
  • If you want to get an earful of vegan philosophy, just ask this author what she thinks of genetically engineered foods.
  • I lose sleep, I have a bad temper and I am tearful, tired and upset.
  • Tibetans around me were shaking their heads in sadness, because they were fearful for him, and others were openly agreeing with him. Kate Saunders: Pictures From Tibet That Tell a Story of Courage
  • During the trial he became so fearful of assassination that he had steel plates sewn into his hat.
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