dreaded dreaded  /d ˈrɛ dɪd/


  • (adj) causing fear or dread or terror


  1. Portugal's Gil Eanes rounds West Africa's dreaded Cape Bojador, off the Western Sahara.
  2. While his original intention was to act as a sort of fashion watchdog, Blackwell and his list became a dreaded Hollywood institution that paved the way for other red-carpet critics.
  3. Laghmani started his career in the dreaded secret police of the former pro-Soviet regime.


  1. Snowden Smuggled Documents From NSA on a Thumb Drive

    The dreaded thumb drive has struck the Defense Department again as word comes that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden smuggled out thousands of classified documents on one of the portable devices, despite the military's efforts to ban them.        
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Wired News

  2. Mitakon Lens Turbo

    The Mitakon Lens Turbo allows you to use full-frame SLR lenses on APS-C mirrorless cameras, without introducing the dreaded crop factor.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: PC Magazine

  3. Traffic Alert: Streets to close for "The Town That Dreaded Sundown" filming in Texarkana

    Filmmakers are going back to "The Town That Dreaded Sundown."
    on June 13, 2013     Source: KSLA-TV Shreveport


  1. "Yes, you're adding correctly; that means the dreaded 2-0-0," Winfrey writes. "I was so frustrated I started eating whatever I wanted - and that's never good."
    on Dec 9, 2008 By: Oprah Winfrey Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. Biden also sniped at Vice President Dick Cheney, saying that after he takes the job, Americans trying to do the right thing and honor the Constitution "no longer will the eight most dreaded words in the English language be 'The vice president's...
    on Aug 27, 2008 By: Vice President Dick Cheney Source: ABC News

  3. He wrote "Of all the enemies to public liberty, War is, prehaps, the most to be dreaded because it comprises and develops the germ of every other. As the parent of armies, war encourages debt and taxes, the known instruments for bringing the many...
    on Jul 4, 2010 By: James Madison Source: The Jackson Citizen Patriot - MLive.com

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