dreaded


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dread·ed

 (drĕd′ĭd)
adj.
Causing terror or fear: a dreaded disease. See Usage Note at dread.
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Adj.1.dreaded - causing fear or dread or terrordreaded - 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"
alarming - frightening because of an awareness of danger
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It seemed to him this evening as if the cruelty of his outburst to Rosamond had made an obligation for him, and he dreaded the obligation: he dreaded Lydgate's unsuspecting good-will: he dreaded his own distaste for his spoiled life, which would leave him in motiveless levity.
It, however, was not so severe as the one I dreaded at the division of property; for, during this interval, a great change had taken place in Master Hugh and his once kind and affectionate wife.
She dreaded a repetition of the severe look he had flung at her at parting, especially when he knew that the baby was not dangerously ill.
She suddenly felt ashamed of her duplicity, but even more she dreaded how he might meet her.
And the stern, stony expression that she so dreaded settled upon his face.
It was now the representation of an object that I shudder to name - and for this, above all, I loathed, and dreaded, and would have rid myself of the monster had I dared - it was now, I say, the image of a hideous - of a ghastly thing - of the GALLOWS
His uncle and the solicitor would of course do something for him, but he dreaded their reproaches.
Next came one Who mourn'd in earnest, when the Captive Ark Maim'd his brute Image, head and hands lopt off In his own Temple, on the grunsel edge, Where he fell flat, and sham'd his Worshipers: DAGON his Name, Sea Monster, upward Man And downward Fish: yet had his Temple high Rear'd in AZOTUS, dreaded through the Coast Of PALESTINE, in GATH and ASCALON, And ACCARON and GAZA's frontier bounds.
I had let slip words which, if she reflected on them, might rouse in her a suspicion of my abnormal mental condition--a suspicion which of all things I dreaded.
She meditated continually how the incubus could be shaken off her life--how she could be freed from this hateful bond to a being whom she at once despised as an imbecile, and dreaded as an inquisitor.
23 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday accused Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of leading the most dreaded 'goonda party' in Indian political history.
On the day of Quentin's dreaded Piratish exam, Quentin passed everything else with flying colors.