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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

The only superstition I have is that I must start a new book on the same day that I finish the last one, even if it's just a few notes in a file. I dread not having work in progress.
Terry Pratchett

During my life I have seen, known, and lost too much to be the prey of vain dread; and, as for the hope of immortality, I am as weary of that as I am of gods and kings. For my own sake only I write this; and herein I differ from all other writers, past and to come.
Mika Waltari

Ridicule is a weak weapon when pointed at a strong mind; but common people are cowards and dread an empty laugh.
Martin Farquhar Tupper

Why do children dread mathematics? Because of the wrong approach. Because it is looked at as a subject.
Shakuntala Devi

Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.
George Bernard Shaw
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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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