HyperDic: dread

English > 3 senses of the word dread:
NOUNfeelingdread, apprehension, apprehensivenessfearful expectation or anticipation
VERBemotiondread, fearbe afraid or scared of
ADJECTIVEalldread, awful, dire, direful, dreaded, dreadful, fearful, fearsome, frightening, horrendous, horrific, terriblecausing fear or dread or terror
dread > pronunciation
Soundsdreh'd
Rhymesabed ... zed: 93 rhymes with ehd...
English > dread: 3 senses > adjective 1
MeaningCausing fear or dread or terror.
Examples
  • "the dread presence of the headmaster"
  • "polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was"
  • "a dreadful storm"
Synonymsawful, dire, direful, dreaded, dreadful, fearful, fearsome, frightening, horrendous, horrific, terrible
BroaderalarmingFrightening because of an awareness of danger
Spanishalarmante, calamitoso, espantosa, espantoso, fatal, horrendo, horrible, horrorosa, horroroso, pavoroso, sobrecogedor, temible, temido, terrible, tremendo
Catalanalarmant, calamitós, esfereïdor, espantós, esparverador, fatal, horrible, horripilant, horrorós, paorós, temible, terrible
Nounsdreadfearful expectation or anticipation
English > dread: 3 senses > noun 1, feeling
Meaningfearful expectation or anticipation.
Synonymsapprehension, apprehensiveness
Narrowerchill, pallA sudden numbing dread
foreboding, premonition, presentiment, bodingA feeling of evil to come
gloom, gloominess, somberness, sombrenessA feeling of melancholy apprehension
suspenseapprehension about what is going to happen / happen / happen
trepidationA feeling of alarm or dread
Broaderfear, fearfulness, frightAn emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)
Spanishaprensión, pavor, recelo, temor, terror
Catalanaprensió, basarda, por, recel, reguard, temença, temor, terror
Adjectivesdreadcausing fear or dread or terror
Verbsdreadbe afraid or scared of
English > dread: 3 senses > verb 1, emotion
MeaningBe afraid or scared of; be frightened of.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE
ModelSam cannot dread Sue
Synonymfear
Caused byfrighten, fright, scare, affrightdrive out by frightening
Entailed byapprehend, quail atanticipate with dread or anxiety
NarrowerpanicBe overcome by a sudden fear
Spanishtemer
Catalantémer, tenir por de
Nounsdreadfearful expectation or anticipation

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