Synonyms of dread in English:

dread

verb

  • 1 I used to dread going to school
    fear, be afraid of, worry about, be anxious about, have forebodings about; be terrified by, tremble/shudder at, shrink from, recoil from, quail at/before, flinch from
    informal get cold feet about

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The awe and dread with which the untutored savage contemplates his mother-in-law are amongst the most familiar facts of anthropology.
James George Frazer, Scottish anthropologist

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