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dread

  

      vb   tr  
1    to anticipate with apprehension or terror  
2    to fear greatly  
3    Archaic   to be in awe of  
      n  
4    great fear; horror  
5    an object of terror  
6    Slang   a Rastafarian  
7    Archaic   deep reverence  
      adj  
8    Literary   awesome; awe-inspiring  
     (Old English ondrædan; related to Old Saxon antdradan, Old High German intratan)  
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dread

  
1   
      vb   anticipate with horror, cringe at, fear, have cold feet     (informal)   quail, shrink from, shudder, tremble  
2   
      n   affright, alarm, apprehension, aversion, awe, dismay, fear, fright, funk     (informal)   heebie-jeebies     (slang)   horror, terror, trepidation  
3   
      adj   alarming, awe-inspiring, awful, dire, dreaded, dreadful, frightening, frightful, horrible, terrible, terrifying  

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dead, dreadful, dream, drear

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