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Adjective
Very unpleasant, serious, or shocking
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“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
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“In common with all politicians, he has a dread of winter elections.”
Noun
Any imagined fear or threat, or a fear presumed larger than it really is
Noun
(often follows "pet") A personal dislike or source of irritation
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A very unpleasant or frightening experience or prospect
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Noun
A strange, horrible and often frightening sight or monster
Verb
Anticipate with great apprehension or fear
“When I worked for the Labour Party we used to dread Easter week more than any other.”
Verb
To put (hair) into dreadlocks
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To regard with adoration and reverence, particularly for deities and gods
Verb
Have a strong aversion to
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To be anxious or concerned
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