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English adjective: dread

1. dread causing fear or dread or terror


SamplesThe awful war.
An awful risk.
Dire news.
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.


Synonymsawful, dire, direful, dreaded, dreadful, fearful, fearsome, frightening, horrendous, horrific, terrible


Similaralarming


Antonymsunalarming


English noun: dread

1. dread (feeling) fearful expectation or anticipation


SamplesThe student looked around the examination room with apprehension.


Synonymsapprehension, apprehensiveness


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


SamplesI fear the winters in Moscow.
We should not fear the Communists!.


ExamplesSam cannot dread Sue


Synonymsfear


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE


Narrower (hyponym)panic









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