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Just like bears, they seem to spend the last months of the year hibernating in the warmth of their homes, dreading the very thought of setting a single foot outside.

That shock has passed, and in its place creeps a nihilistic dread.

From Eater

We also have time to fill — more hours at home, more hours alone to think about the dread and boredom of, well, all of this.

From Vox

The nursing home finally had its first positive test, and that was the phone call I’d been dreading.

Ask anyone in food media about the annual jokes and dread about Thanksgiving.

Jackson was an exceptional math and science student; the dreaded Bartlett was one of his favorite professors.

No, not Ebola, but rather infection with the dreaded bacterium, Yersinia pestis.

Lohse and his beleaguered fellow pledges were, he claims, forced to chug vinegar and to dine on the dreaded “vomlet.”

These pathetic folks need to accept that “jazz has replaced classical music as the dreaded incarnation of eat-your-broccoli art.”

But when she opened the door, a harem of toned and dreaded hip-hop dancers were lounging on couches staring at her.

On to Gaba Tepe just in time to see the opening, the climax and the end of the dreaded Turkish counter attack.

The thought seemed to produce the dreaded object, for next moment a large hummock appeared right ahead.

The Berlin exchange, while war was as yet only a dreaded possibility, rose from 20 m. 50 pf.

A wild buffalo is a terrible thing; he is most to be dreaded of any creature in the islands.

She knew he had divined the one thing she had most dreaded in returning,—the crossing again the threshold of her own room.


On this page you'll find 145 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to dreaded, such as: abhorrent, appalling, atrocious, awful, dire, and disastrous.

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