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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

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

Responsibility is the thing people dread most of all. Yet it is the one thing in the world that develops us, gives us manhood or womanhood fiber.
Frank Crane

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

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

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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