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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 only fear is that I may live too long. This would be a subject of dread to me.
Thomas Jefferson

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

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

Be content with what you are, and wish not change; nor dread your last day, nor long for it.
Marcus Aurelius

The vast majority of human beings dislike and even actually dread all notions with which they are not familiar... Hence it comes about that at their first appearance innovators have generally been persecuted, and always derided as fools and madmen.
Aldous Huxley
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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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