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Adjective
Greatly feared; dreadful
“People still shrink from the terrible word cancer, even if they themselves have not been diagnosed with this dread disease.”
Noun
Great fear or apprehension
“In common with all politicians, he has a dread of winter elections.”
Noun
Something or someone that causes fear or dread especially without reason
“… speaking in public is a perennial dread for many people.”
Verb
Anticipate with great apprehension or fear
“When I worked for the Labour Party we used to dread Easter week more than any other.”
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