dread [dred] Show IPA
|Part of Speech:||verb|
|Definition:||anticipate with horror|
|Synonyms:||apprehend, be afraid, cringe, fear, have cold feet, misdoubt, quake, shrink from, shudder, tremble|
|Antonyms:||encourage, want, welcome|
|Part of Speech:||verb|
|Definition:||feel alarm; be scared of|
|Synonyms:||anticipate, apprehend, avoid, be afraid, be anxious, be apprehensive, be disquieted, be frightened, be in awe, blanch, break out in a sweat, cower, crouch, dare not, dread, expect, falter, feel concern, flinch, foresee, fret, have butterflies, have qualms, lose courage, quail, quaver, shrink, shudder, shun, shy, start, suspect, tremble, wilt, worry|
|Category:||3. Prospective Affections|
fear, timidity, diffidence, want of confidence; apprehensiveness, fearfulness; solicitude, anxiety, care, apprehension, misgiving; feeze [U.S.]; mistrust (doubt); suspicion, qualm; hesitation (irresoluion)., nervousness, restlessness; inquietude, disquietude; batophobia; heartquake; flutter, trepidation, fear and trembling, perturbation, tremor, quivering, shaking, trembling, throbbing heart, palpitation, ague fit, cold sweat; abject fear (cowardice); mortal funk, heartsinking, despondency; despair., fright; affright, affrightment; boof [U.S.] alarm, dread, awe, terror, horror, dismay, consternation, panic, scare, stampede [of horses]., intimidation, terrorism, reign of terror., [Object of fear] bug bear, bugaboo; scarecrow; hobgoblin (demon); nightmare, Gorgon, mormo, ogre, Hurlothrumbo, raw head and bloody bones, fee-faw-fum, bete noire, enfant terrible., alarmist (coward).
fear, stand in awe of; be affraid; have qualms; apprehend, sit upon thorns, eye askance; distrust (disbelieve)., hesitate (be irresolute); falter, funk, cower, crouch; skulk (cowardice); let " I dare not" wait upon "I would "; take fright, take alarm; start, wince, flinch, shy, shrink; fly (avoid)., tremble, shake; shiver, shiver in one's shoes; shudder, flutter; shake like an aspen leaf, tremble like an aspen leaf, tremble all over; quake, quaver, quiver, quail., grow pale, turn pale; blench, stand aghast; not dare to say one's soul is one's own., inspire fear, excite fear, inspire awe, excite awe; raise apprehensions; be in a daze, bulldoze [U.S.]; faze, feeze [U.S.]; give an alarm, raise an alarm, sound an alarm; alarm, startle, scare, cry "wolf," disquiet, dismay; fright, frighten, terrify; astound; fright from one's propriety; fright out of one's senses, fright out of one's wits, fright out of one's seven senses; awe; strike all of a heap, strike an awe into, strike terror; harrow up the soul, appall, unman, petrify, horrify; pile on the agony., make one's flesh creep, make one's hair stand on end, make one's blood run cold, make one's teeth chatter; take away one's breath, stop one's breath; make one tremble, haunt; prey on the mind, weigh on the mind., put in fear, put in bodily fear; terrorize, intimidate, cow, daunt, overawe, abash, deter, discourage; browbeat, bully; threaten.
fearing; frightened; in fear, in a fright; haunted with the fear of; afeard., afraid, fearful; timid, timorous; nervous, diffident, coy, faint-hearted, tremulous, shaky, afraid of one's shadow, apprehensive, restless, fidgety; more frightened than hurt., aghast; awe-stricken, horror-stricken, terror-stricken, panic- stricken, awestruck, awe-stricken, horror-strruck; frightened to death, white as a sheet; pale, pale as a ghost, pale as death, pale as ashes; breathless, in hysterics., inspiring fear; alarming; formidable, redoubtable; perilous (danger); portentous; fearful; dread, dreadful; fell; dire, direful; shocking; terrible, terrific; tremendous; horrid, horrible, horrific; ghastly; awful, awe-inspiring; revolting (painful); Gorgonian.
ante tubam trepidat; horresco referens, one's heart failing one, obstupui steteruntque comae et vox.faucibus haesit [Vergil].
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