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Noun
Great fear or apprehension
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“Ra has a perennial dread of the realm of the dead. He spends half his time voyaging through its bleakest, blackest regions, and its lightlessness distresses and repels him.”
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Any imagined fear or threat, or a fear presumed larger than it really is
“It was a personal dread which she related to her religion, to the vapor of her prayers in that cold room, a space wrapped in stone and silence and darkness.”
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A psychological, irrational or obsessive fear of (something)
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A feeling that something, often of an undesirable nature, is about to happen
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A personal dislike or source of irritation
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A state or cause of gloom, suspicion, trouble, or worry
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A very unpleasant or frightening experience or prospect
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Verb
To anticipate with great apprehension or fear
“I used to dread having to cross the main road. Traffic used to speed along that road as quick as lightning.”
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To put (hair) into dreadlocks
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To regard with adoration and reverence, particularly for deities and gods
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Have a strong aversion to
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To be anxious or concerned about something in particular
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Adjective
Causing fear or alarm
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“People still shrink from the terrible word cancer, even if they themselves have not been diagnosed with this dread disease.”
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