Definitions for dread

Definitions for (noun) dread

Main entry: apprehension, apprehensiveness, dread

Definition: fearful expectation or anticipation

Usage: the student looked around the examination room with apprehension

Definitions for (verb) dread

Main entry: fear, dread

Definition: be afraid or scared of; be frightened of

Usage: I fear the winters in Moscow; We should not fear the Communists!

Definitions for (adj) dread

Main entry: horrendous, horrific, awful, dire, direful, dread, dreaded, dreadful, frightening, fearful, fearsome, terrible

Definition: causing fear or dread or terror

Usage: the 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

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