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dreaded


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dread  \Dread\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Dreaded};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Dreading}.]  [AS.  dr?dan,  in  comp.;  akin  to  OS  dr[=a]dan, 
  OHG.  tr[=a]tan,  both  only  in  comp.] 
  To  fear  in  a  great  degree;  to  regard,  or  look  forward  to 
  with  terrific  apprehension. 
 
  When  at  length  the  moment  dreaded  through  so  many  years 
  came  close  the  dark  cloud  passed  away  from  Johnson's 
  mind.  --Macaulay. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dreaded 
  adj  :  causing  fear  or  dread  or  terror;  "the  awful  war";  "an  awful 
  risk";  "dire  news";  "a  career  or  vengeance  so  direful 
  that  London  was  shocked";  "the  dread  presence  of  the 
  headmaster";  "polio  is  no  longer  the  dreaded  disease  it 
  once  was";  "a  dreadful  storm";  "a  fearful  howling"; 
  "horrendous  explosions  shook  the  city";  "a  terrible 
  curse"  [syn:  {awful},  {dire},  {direful},  {dread(a)},  {dreadful}, 
  {fearful},  {fearsome},  {frightening},  {horrendous},  {horrific}, 
  {terrible}] 




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