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What is the opposite of dread?

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Noun
Opposite of great fear or apprehension
Noun
Opposite of a psychological, irrational or obsessive fear of (something)
Noun
Opposite of a personal dislike or source of irritation
“This romantic comedy has become my new favorite movie.”
Noun
Opposite of a very unpleasant or frightening experience or prospect
Noun
Opposite of a psychological dislike or fear
“He was always in the gym because he had a fetish for having big muscles.”
Verb
Opposite of to anticipate with great apprehension or fear
Verb
Opposite of to be afraid of someone or something when considering them to be dangerous, painful, or harmful
“I think I deserve a medal for being able to brave your constant criticism.”
Verb
Opposite of to regard with adoration and reverence, particularly for deities and gods
“As an atheist, I naturally contemn the worship of Gods.”
Verb
Opposite of have a strong aversion to
Verb
Opposite of to be anxious or concerned about something in particular
Adjective
Opposite of causing fear or alarm
Adjective
Opposite of causing fear or terror
Adjective
Opposite of extremely or frighteningly bad or serious
“Mark sustained a minor injury to his arm as he was attempting to catch a high ball.”
Adjective
(colloquial) Opposite of causing or able to cause fright
“It might seem a mundane task, but making coffee was unusually therapeutic and calming for Greta.”
Adjective
Opposite of inspiring fear or awe through being impressively large, powerful, intense, or capable
“Offering her an encouraging smile, he hurried over to a large man with white hair, and a wiry grey moustache.”
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