apprehension, apprehensiveness, dread(adj)
fearful expectation or anticipation
"the student looked around the examination room with apprehension"
awful, dire, direful, dread(a), dreaded, dreadful, fearful, fearsome, frightening, horrendous, horrific, terrible(verb)
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"
be afraid or scared of; be frightened of
"I fear the winters in Moscow"; "We should not fear the Communists!"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
Alarm was felt in the camp, among the soldiers, at the news.
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How to use dread in a sentence?
My only fear is that I may live too long. This would be a subject of dread to me.
When childhood dies, its corpses are called adults and they enter society, one of the politer names of hell. That is why we dread children, even if we love them, they show us the state of our decay.
I would take the Metro down and we would stop at the Pentagon station, there'd just be this feeling of dread even pulling through the station. The first time I was back in the building, I could still smell that kerosene smell, which was unnerving.
Responsibility is the thing people dread most of all. Yet it is the one thing in the world that develops us, gives us manhood or womanhood fibre.
I have a new philosophy. I'm only going to dread one day at a time.
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- боязън, страх, страхувам се, опасявам сеBulgarian
- témerCatalan, Valencian
- děsit se, mít hrůzu, obávat se, hrozit se, zhrozit se, hrůzaCzech
- Angst, Furcht, fürchten, befürchtenGerman
- temer, temorSpanish
- kauhu, kauhistus, pelätä, pelko, odottaa pelollaFinnish
- craindre, crainte, redouterFrench
- uabhas, eagal, oillt, sgrath, uamhannScottish Gaelic
- rettegés, rettegHungarian
- սարսափ, ահ, սոսկումArmenian
- timore, temereItalian
- vereor, paveo, timor, metus, pavorLatin
- vrees, doodsangst, gevreesde, schrik hebben, vrezen, bang zijnDutch
- terror, terrível, temor, temerPortuguese
- frică, sperietoare, teme, teamă, temereRomanian
- бояться, страх, боязнь, опасатьсяRussian
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