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English Dictionary: Dreaded by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. 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"
    Synonym(s): awful, dire, direful, dread(a), dreaded, dreadful, fearful, fearsome, frightening, horrendous, horrific, terrible
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[be]dan,
      OHG. tr[be]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.
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