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Definition of Dread

Dread

  1. To fear in a great degree; to regard, or look forward to, with terrific apprehension.
  2. To be in dread, or great fear.
  3. Great fear in view of impending evil; fearful apprehension of danger; anticipatory terror.
  4. Reverential or respectful fear; awe.
  5. An object of terrified apprehension.
  6. A person highly revered.
  7. Fury; dreadfulness.
  8. Doubt; as, out of dread.
  9. Exciting great fear or apprehension; causing terror; frightful; dreadful.
  10. Inspiring with reverential fear; awful' venerable; as, dread sovereign; dread majesty; dread tribunal.

Dread Quotations

My aim, then, was to whip the rebels, to humble their pride, to follow them to their inmost recesses, and make them fear and dread us. Fear is the beginning of wisdom.
William Tecumseh Sherman

I have a new philosophy. I'm only going to dread one day at a time.
Charles M. Schulz

Bananas are great, as I believe them to be the only known cure for existential dread. Also, Mother Teresa said that in India, a woman dying in the street will share her banana with anyone who needs it, whereas in America, people amass and hoard as many bananas as they can to sell for an exorbitant profit. So half of them go bad, anyway.
Anne Lamott

When the mind once allows a doubt to gain entrance, the value of deeds performed grow less, their character changes, we forget the past and dread the future.
Jules Verne

I dread handshakes. I've got some problems with my hands, and everywhere I go, people want to impress me with their grip. To make it worse, now women are coming up with that firm shake. So I'll say, 'Gimme five!' If a boy wants a handshake, I'll just give him a hug.
George Foreman
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Dread Translations

dread in Latin is metus, formido, metuo, timeo, timor
dread in Norwegian is skrekk, frykt
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