Synonyms for dread

Synonyms for (noun) dread

Synonyms: apprehension, apprehensiveness, dread

Definition: fearful expectation or anticipation

Usage: the student looked around the examination room with apprehension

Similar words: fright, fear, fearfulness

Definition: an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)

Synonyms for (adjective) dread

Synonyms: 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

Similar words: alarming

Definition: frightening because of an awareness of danger