dread dread  /d ˈrɛd/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) fearful expectation or anticipation
  2. (v) be afraid or scared of; be frightened of
  3. (adj) causing fear or dread or terror

Usage(s):

  1. Columbus boldly sailed through the curtain of fear and superstition that had kept men from trying the dread Atlantic crossing.
  2. We dread entering a hospital room.
  3. The trick of dread movies is to take ordinary events and invest them with the unbeatable combination of must-see and can't-bear-to-look.

News

  1. NASCAR Sonoma 2013: Matt Kenseth addresses road course struggles

    His lack of success at Sonoma notwithstanding, Kenseth says he doesn't dread turning left and right. He points to his handful of top-10 finishes at the series' other road course, Watkins Glen International, as proof that he can drive well on a track other than an oval.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: Philly.com

  2. Hoping to save a tourist town

    A wildfire fueled by wind and dead trees has brought dread to the 400 evacuated residents of a popular mountain tourist enclave in Colorado.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: WKYT Lexington

  3. Don't Fear the Supermoon, NASA Says

    There is no reason for anybody to dread the largest full moon of 2013, known as the "supermoon," a NASA scientist says.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: SPACE.com via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. Mr Obama said: "Over the past several years I've had the honour to call Teddy a colleague, a counsellor and a friend and even though we have known this day was coming for some time now, we awaited it with no small measure of dread."
    on Aug 26, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Belfast Telegraph

  2. Bush called holiday travel "a season of dread for too many Americans."
    on Nov 15, 2007 By: President Bush Source: Guardian Unlimited

  3. "I'm on the verge right now. I approach it always from somewhat a combination of excitement and dread," said Beatty. "I find if I yak too much about it, it gives me a good excuse to put it off. For me, 'right on the verge' can mean decades."
    on Oct 4, 2007 By: Warren Beatty Source: Forbes

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