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Adjective: dreaded  dre-did
  1. Causing fear, dread or terror
    "polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was";
    - awful, dire, direful, dread, dreadful, fearful, fearsome, frightening, horrendous, horrific, terrible
Verb: dread  dred
  1. Be afraid or scared of; be frightened of
    "I dread the winters in Moscow";
    - fear

See also: alarming

Encyclopedia: Dread