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Synonyms for dread
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. apprehension, apprehensiveness, dread(adj)

    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, 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"

    Antonyms:
    unalarming

  3. fear, dread(verb)

    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

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. dread(n)

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

    Antonyms:
    courage, confidence, welcome, assurance

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. dread(a.)

    Synonyms:
    frightful, terrible, horrible, dreadful

  2. dread(a.)

    Synonyms:
    venerable, awful

  3. dread(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    fear greatly

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. dread(n)

    Synonyms:
    apprehension, fear, awe (reverential fear)

  2. dread(v)

    Synonyms:
    fear, apprehend

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "dread":

    blondie, redoubt, horror, fear, anguish, terror

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#3635catch
#4148alarm
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#7523arrest
#7597collar
#8550panic
#13468savvy
#17127pinch
#19676dread
#24331intimidation
#24843revere
#24955blondie
#27991anguish
#28041reverence
#29576fright
#30578apprehension
#33345dismay
#44038discernment
#60338consternation
#60838timidity
#85991shuddering
#102610solicitude
#108466redoubt
#143836venerate
#187910misgiving
#224580affright
#308383disquietude

How to use dread in a sentence?

  1. Cherrie Anderson:

    What the video doesn’t show are the invisible things; the sense of dread and anticipation that something terrible is about to happen.

  2. Elizabeth Bowen:

    We have everything to dread from the dispossessed.

  3. Vanna Bonta:

    When we love, we are courageous; and courage has nothing to do with being fearless, it’s about being willing to experience fear, even dread, to do what we must, without guarantee of outcome.

  4. Joan Winmill Brown:

    Christmas The very word brings joy to our hearts. No matter how we may dread the rush, the long Christmas lists for gifts and cards to be bought and given--when Christmas Day comes there is still the same warm feeling we had as children, the same warmth that enfolds our hearts and our homes.

  5. Henry David Thoreau:

    Most people dread finding out when they come to die that they have never really lived.

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