- v be afraid or scared of; be frightened of
- s causing fear or dread or terror
polio is no longer the dreaded disease it once was
- Portugal's Gil Eanes rounds West Africa's dreaded Cape Bojador, off the Western Sahara.
- While many artists, especially sculptors and installation artists, are steadfast members of a "slacker" generation, Kiki, 52, embraces craft, the dreaded C word of the art world.
- I once dreaded teaching "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn"; the word "nigger" jeering from every page made .
- Oprah Winfrey in International Herald Tribune
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."
- Vice President Dick Cheney in ABC News
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...
- James Madison in The Jackson Citizen Patriot - MLive.com
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...