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British English: /drɛd/
American English: /drɛd/

Translation of dread in French:


  • to have a dread of something
    (real fear) être terrifié par quelque chose
    (weaker) avoir horreur de quelque chose
    to live in dread of something/somebody
    redouter quelque chose/quelqu'un
    to live in dread of something happening
    redouter que quelque chose n'arrive
    it's his constant dread
    il le redoute constamment
    her dread that her husband might return
    sa crainte du retour de son mari

transitive verb

  • appréhender (doing something de faire quelque chose)
    (stronger) redouter (doing something de faire quelque chose)
    to dread that …
    redouter que … (+ subj)
    she dreads him coming
    elle appréhende de le voir arriver
    ‘what would she say?’—‘I dread to think!’
    ‘qu'est-ce qu'elle dirait?’—‘je préfère ne pas y penser!’

also: dreaded past participle adjective

  • (épith)
    (tant) redouté

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