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?
What the video doesn’t show are the invisible things; the sense of dread and anticipation that something terrible is about to happen.
We have everything to dread from the dispossessed.
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.
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.
Most people dread finding out when they come to die that they have never really lived.
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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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