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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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.

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

    Antonyms:
    assurance, calmness, confidence, repose, security

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. dreadnoun

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

    Antonyms:
    courage, confidence, welcome, assurance

Princeton's WordNet

  1. apprehension, apprehensiveness, dreadadjective

    fearful expectation or anticipation

    "the student looked around the examination room with apprehension"

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

    Antonyms:
    unalarming

  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!"

    Synonyms:
    reverence, venerate, fear, revere

    Antonyms:
    unalarming

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. dreadadjective

    Synonyms:
    frightful, terrible, horrible, dreadful

  2. dreadadjective

    Synonyms:
    venerable, awful

  3. dreadverb

    Synonyms:
    fear greatly

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. dreadnoun

    Synonyms:
    apprehension, fear, awe (reverential fear)

  2. dreadverb

    Synonyms:
    fear, apprehend

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "dread":

    blondie, redoubt, horror, fear, anguish, terror

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How to use dread in a sentence?

  1. Frank H. Crane:

    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.

  2. Mother Teresa, -- Letter to U.S. President George Bush and Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, January 1991.:

    Please choose the way of peace. ... In the short term there may be winners and losers in this war that we all dread. But that never can, nor never will justify the suffering, pain and loss of life your weapons will cause.

  3. Elizabeth Estrada:

    He is suffering, and we're suffering because we don't understand it, i dread a phone call that something happened to my dad.

  4. Fyodor Dostoevski:

    There is only one thing that I dread: not to be worthy of my sufferings.

  5. Elizabeth Bowen:

    We have everything to dread from the dispossessed.


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