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Antonyms for dread
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English Synonyms and Antonyms4.0 / 2 votes

  1. dread

    Alarm, according to its derivation all'arme, "to arms," is an arousing to meet and repel danger, and may be quite consistent with true courage. Affright and fright express sudden fear which, for the time at least, overwhelms courage. The sentinel discovers with alarm the sudden approach of the enemy; the unarmed villagers view it with affright. Apprehension, disquietude, dread, misgiving, and solicitude are in anticipation of danger; consternation, dismay, and terror are overwhelming fear, generally in the actual presence of that which is terrible, though these words also may have an anticipative force. Timidity is a quality, habit, or condition, a readiness to be affected with fear. A person of great timidity is constantly liable to needless alarm and even terror. Compare FEAR.

    Antonyms:
    assurance, calmness, confidence, repose, security

    Synonyms:
    affright, alarm, apprehension, consternation, dismay, disquietude, fear, fright, misgiving, panic, solicitude, terror, timidity

    Preposition:
    Alarm was felt in the camp, among the soldiers, at the news.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. dreadnoun

    Antonyms:
    courage, confidence, welcome, assurance

    Synonyms:
    fear, shuddering, terror, horror, alarm, intimidation, apprehension

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. apprehension, apprehensiveness, dreadadjective

    fearful expectation or anticipation

    "the student looked around the examination room with apprehension"

    Antonyms:
    unalarming

    Synonyms:
    apprehension, pinch, savvy, collar, misgiving, arrest, taking into custody, understanding, catch, apprehensiveness, discernment

  2. awful, dire, direful, dread(a), dreaded, dreadful, fearful, fearsome, frightening, horrendous, horrific, terribleverb

    causing fear or dread or terror

    "the awful war"; "an awful risk"; "dire news"; "a career or vengeance so direful that London was shocked"; "the dread presence of the headmaster"; "polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was"; "a dreadful storm"; "a fearful howling"; "horrendous explosions shook the city"; "a terrible curse"

    Antonyms:
    unalarming

  3. fear, dreadverb

    be afraid or scared of; be frightened of

    "I fear the winters in Moscow"; "We should not fear the Communists!"

    Antonyms:
    unalarming

    Synonyms:
    reverence, venerate, fear, revere

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. dreadnoun

    Synonyms:
    apprehension, fear, awe (reverential fear)

  2. dreadverb

    Synonyms:
    fear, apprehend

How to use dread in a sentence?

  1. Edith Wharton:

    Another unsettling element in modern art is that common symptom of immaturity, the dread of doing what has been done before.

  2. Yokie Johnson:

    When we opened for the first time after the flood, it started just dead. And you start to have that sense of dread creep in. Did I do all this, did I sink all this money in, have I started this business and people can't even get here anymore?

  3. Meredith Clark:

    There's an innate sense of dread, and I think that it comes not just from the announcement that Elon Musk might buy Black Twitter.

  4. Desiree Bullock:

    Once you cut that hair off, you cut off your line to your ancestors, you cut off your lineage, you cut off everything, and just it's not an option... We don't consider them dreadlocks because we don't dread them we love them.

  5. Thomas Jefferson, 1801:

    My only fear is that I may live too long. This would be a subject of dread to me.

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