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
  • noun

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  • 1 she was filled with dread
    [Antonyms] confidence
  • adjective

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  • 1 the dread disease
    awful, frightful, terrible, horrible, dreadful;
    feared, frightening, alarming, terrifying, dire, dreaded
  • Quote

    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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