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Verb: dread  dred
  1. Be afraid or scared of; be frightened of
    "I dread the winters in Moscow";
    - fear
Noun: dread  dred
  1. Fearful expectation or anticipation
    "the student looked around the examination room with dread";
    - apprehension, apprehensiveness, misgiving
Adjective: dread  dred
  1. Causing fear, dread or terror
    "the dread presence of the headmaster";
    - awful, dire, direful, dreaded, dreadful, fearful, fearsome, frightening, horrendous, horrific, terrible

Derived forms: dreading, dreads, dreaded

See also: alarming

Type of: expectation, fear, fearfulness, fright, outlook, prospect

Encyclopedia: Dread