Synonyms for dread
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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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apprehension, apprehensiveness, dreadadjective
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, 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"
be afraid or scared of; be frightened of
"I fear the winters in Moscow"; "We should not fear the Communists!"
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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.
O, now, for ever Farewell the tranquil mind farewell content Farewell the plumed troop and the big wars That make ambition virtue O, farewell Farewell the neighing steed and the shrill trump, The spirit-stirring drum, the ear-piercing fife, The royal banner, and all quality, Pride, pomp, and circumstance of glorious war And, O you mortal engines, whose rude throats The immortal Jove's dread clamours counterfeit, Farewell Othello's occupation's gone
Listen to your body and the message it’s sending. Make sure you’re thinking of running as something you want to do, not something you dread. Embrace it and remember how lucky you are to be out there.
Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.
The vast majority of human beings dislike and even dread all notions with which they are not familiar. Hence it comes about that at their first appearance innovators have always been devided as fools and madmen.
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- боязън, опасявам се, страхувам се, страхBulgarian
- témerCatalan, Valencian
- hrůza, děsit se, hrozit se, mít hrůzu, zhrozit se, obávat seCzech
- befürchten, Furcht, fürchten, AngstGerman
- temor, temerSpanish
- pelko, odottaa pelolla, kauhu, kauhistus, pelätäFinnish
- craindre, crainte, redouterFrench
- uabhas, eagal, uamhann, sgrath, oilltScottish Gaelic
- rettegés, rettegHungarian
- սարսափ, ահ, սոսկումArmenian
- temere, timoreItalian
- timor, metus, pavor, paveo, vereorLatin
- vrees, schrik hebben, doodsangst, bang zijn, vrezen, gevreesdeDutch
- temer, terror, terrível, temorPortuguese
- sperietoare, temere, frică, teamă, temeRomanian
- бояться, опасаться, боязнь, страхRussian
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