English adjective: dread
|1.||dread causing fear or dread or terror|
|Samples||The awful war.|
An awful risk.
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 explosions shook the city.
A terrible curse.
|Synonyms||awful, dire, direful, dreaded, dreadful, fearful, fearsome, frightening, horrendous, horrific, terrible|
English noun: dread
|1.||dread (feeling) fearful expectation or anticipation|
|Samples||The student looked around the examination room with apprehension.|
|Broader (hypernym)||fear, fearfulness, fright|
|Narrower (hyponym)||boding, chill, foreboding, gloom, gloominess, pall, premonition, presentiment, somberness, sombreness, suspense, trepidation|
English verb: dread
|1.||dread (emotion) be afraid or scared of; be frightened of|
|Samples||I fear the winters in Moscow.|
We should not fear the Communists!.
|Examples||Sam cannot dread Sue|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something.|
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE