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1‘I used to dread going home at night’
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
look forward to
1‘she was filled with dread’
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
1‘a dread secret’
awful, feared, frightening, alarming, terrifying, frightful, terrible, horrible, dreadful, dire
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