Dread

  • 1 dread´ly — dread «drehd», verb, noun, adjective. –v.t. 1. to look forward to with fear; dislike to experience; fear greatly: »He dreaded his visit to the dentist. Cats dread water. SYNONYM(S): apprehend. 2. Archaic. to regard with awe; venerate. –v.i. to… …

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  • 2 dread´er — dread «drehd», verb, noun, adjective. –v.t. 1. to look forward to with fear; dislike to experience; fear greatly: »He dreaded his visit to the dentist. Cats dread water. SYNONYM(S): apprehend. 2. Archaic. to regard with awe; venerate. –v.i. to… …

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  • 3 Dread — Dread, n. 1. Great fear in view of impending evil; fearful apprehension of danger; anticipatory terror. [1913 Webster] The secret dread of divine displeasure. Tillotson. [1913 Webster] The dread of something after death. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2.… …

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  • 4 dread — dread·ful·ly; dread·ful·ness; dread·ing·ly; dread·less; dread; dread·ful; dread·less·ly; dread·ly; …

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  • 5 Dread — Dread, a. 1. Exciting great fear or apprehension; causing terror; frightful; dreadful. [1913 Webster] A dread eternity! how surely mine. Young. [1913 Webster] 2. Inspiring with reverential fear; awful venerable; as, dread sovereign; dread… …

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  • 6 Dread — may refer to Dread (fear), a fearful emotion. Angst, a profound and deep seated spiritual condition of insecurity and despair in the free human being in Existentialist thought A short story in horror author Clive Barker s Books of Blood… …

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  • 7 Dread — steht für: Dread (Film), britischer Horrorfilm Kurzform von Dreadlock Dread ist der Künstlername folgender Personen: Judge Dread (1945–1998), britischer Reggae und Ska Musiker Mikey Dread (1954–2008), jamaikanischer Reggaesänger und Produzent …

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  • 8 Dread — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Dread Álbum de Living Colour Publicación 1994 Grabación 1993 …

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  • 9 Dread — Dread, v. i. To be in dread, or great fear. [1913 Webster] Dread not, neither be afraid of them. Deut. i. 29. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 10 dread — [adj] horrible, terrifying alarming, awe inspiring, awful, creepy*, dire, frightening, frightful, shuddersome, terrible; concept 537 Ant. pleasant, pleasing, welcomed, wonderful dread [n] fear affright, alarm, apprehension, aversion, awe, cold… …

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  • 11 Dread — (dr[e^]d), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dreaded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dreading}.] [AS. dr[=ae]dan, in comp.; akin to OS. dr[=a]dan, OHG. tr[=a]tan, both only in comp.] To fear in a great degree; to regard, or look forward to, with terrific apprehension.… …

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  • 12 dread — (v.) late 12c., aphetic of O.E. adrædan, contraction of ondrædan counsel or advise against, also to dread, fear, be afraid, from on against + rædan to advise (see READ (Cf. read)). Cognate with O.S. andradon, O.H.G. intraten. Related: Dreaded;… …

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  • 13 dread — index consternation, fear (noun), fear (verb), fright, mistrust, panic, phobia, portentous (ominous) …

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  • 14 dread — n *fear, horror, terror, fright, alarm, trepidation, panic, consternation, dismay Analogous words: *apprehension, foreboding, misgiving, presentiment: timidity, timorousness (see corresponding adjectives at TIMID) …

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  • 15 dread — ► VERB ▪ anticipate with great apprehension or fear. ► NOUN ▪ great fear or apprehension. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ greatly feared; dreadful. DERIVATIVES dreaded adjective. ORIGIN Old English …

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  • 16 dread — [dred] vt. [ME dreden < Late OE (WS) drædan, aphetic for ondrædan (akin to OS andradan, OHG intraten) < ond , in, on, against + base < ?] 1. to anticipate with anxiety, alarm, or apprehension; fear intensely 2. to face (something… …

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  • 17 dread — dread1 [ dred ] verb transitive to feel very worried about something that might happen or is going to happen: She dreads going to the dentist. Politicians are dreading that voters will lose faith in the President. We had the visit from the police …

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  • 18 dread — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ great, mortal ▪ Her greatest dread was that she would lose her job. ▪ existential, nameless (both esp. AmE) ▪ constant …

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  • 19 dread — dread1 [dred] v [: Old English; Origin: drAdan] [T] to feel anxious or worried about something that is going to happen or may happen ▪ I ve got an interview tomorrow and I m dreading it. dread doing sth ▪ I m dreading going back to work. dread sb …

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  • 20 dread — [[t]dre̱d[/t]] dreads, dreading, dreaded 1) VERB If you dread something which may happen, you feel very anxious and unhappy about it because you think it will be unpleasant or upsetting. [V n/ ing] I m dreading Christmas this year... [V n/ ing] I …

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