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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



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


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

Narrower (hyponym)panic

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