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Synonyms for dread

fear

Synonyms

  • fear
  • shrink from
  • be anxious about
  • flinch from
  • cringe at the thought of
  • quail from
  • shudder to think about
  • have cold feet about
  • anticipate with horror
  • tremble to think about

Synonyms for dread

to be afraid of

Synonyms

great agitation and anxiety caused by the expectation or the realization of danger

the emotion aroused by something awe-inspiring or astounding

Synonyms for dread

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His brother Gwyn said: "We are dreading getting the card.
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