dread´ly

dread «drehd», verb, noun, adjective.
–v.t.
1. to look forward to with fear; dislike to experience; fear greatly: »

He dreaded his visit to the dentist. Cats dread water.

SYNONYM(S): apprehend.
2. Archaic. to regard with awe; venerate.
–v.i.
to feel great fear: »

Dread not, nor be dismayed (I Chronicles 22:13).

–n.
1. fear, especially fear of something that will happen, or may happen: »

... thrice came on in fury And thrice turned back in dread (Macaulay).

SYNONYM(S): See syn. under fear. (Cf.fear)
2. a person or thing inspiring fear: »

Sanctify the Lord of hosts…and let him be your dread (Isaiah 8:13).

–adj.
1. dreaded; dreadful: »

The dread day of his trial was approaching.

SYNONYM(S): terrible, fearful.
2. held in awe; awe-inspiring: »

the dread sight of the immense, glowing volcano.

SYNONYM(S): awful.
[Old English dr]
dread´er, noun.
dread´ingly, adverb.
dread´ly, adverb.
dread´ness, noun.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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