What is the opposite of dread?

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Adjective
Opposite of extremely bad or serious
Adjective
Opposite of very unpleasant, serious, or shocking
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 causing fear
Adjective
Opposite of inspiring fear or respect through being impressively large, powerful, intense, or capable
Noun
Opposite of great fear or apprehension
Noun
Opposite of a phobia, usually irrational or obsessive
“Dian Fossey was a primatologist who found comfort among the brutish yet majestic gorillas.”
Noun
(often follows "pet") Opposite of a personal dislike or source of irritation
“This romantic comedy has become my new favorite movie.”
Noun
Opposite of psychological term for an irrational or obsessive fear of
Noun
Opposite of a feeling of reverential respect mixed with fear or wonder
Noun
Opposite of a very unpleasant or frightening experience or prospect
Noun
Opposite of a feeling of terrified reverence, particularly towards deities
“Some subscribe to the theory that the indifference towards Gods and religion gives them greater freedom to do whatever they want.”
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 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
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