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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 essential truth is that sometimes you're worried that they'll find out it's a fluke, that you don't really have it. You've lost the muse or - the worst dread - you never had it at all. I went through all that madness early on.
Robin Williams

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

When you do a play, you have the kind of nightly feeling of accomplishment. But you also have the daily dread of the doing it every night. And because you're doing the whole thing every day, it's like climbing up the mountain every single night. With a movie it's like climbing the mountain very slowly, over months of filming.
Jesse Eisenberg

Sometimes I dread the truth of the lines I say. But the dread must never show.
Vivien Leigh

The dread of evil is a much more forcible principle of human actions than the prospect of good.
John Locke
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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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