Synonyms of dread in English:

dread


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verb

1‘I used to dread going home at night’

SYNONYMS

fear, be afraid of, worry about, be anxious about, have forebodings about, feel apprehensive about

be terrified by, cower at, shudder at, tremble at, cringe from, shrink from, quail from, flinch from

informal have cold feet about, be in a blue funk about

ANTONYMS

look forward to


noun

1‘she was filled with dread’

SYNONYMS

fear, fearfulness, apprehension, trepidation, anxiety, worry, concern, foreboding, disquiet, disquietude, unease, uneasiness, Angst

fright, panic, alarm

terror, horror, trembling, shuddering, flinching

informal the jitters, a blue funk, the heebie-jeebies

ANTONYMS

confidence


adjective

1‘a dread secret’

SYNONYMS

awful, feared, frightening, alarming, terrifying, frightful, terrible, horrible, dreadful, dire

dreaded, awesome