dreaded[ dred ]SEE DEFINITION OF dreaded
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DREADED
He was then required to swear by all the gods, and by the dreaded Erinnys, that he had spoken truly.
He dreaded to break the news to his mother, for he knew that it would distress her.
The words were like the dreaded tap on the shoulder of the hunted criminal.
The blow had fallen, even that which Lecorbeau had most dreaded.
In the hall a halt was made and the dreaded good-byes began.
Meantime, "the boys" of the dreaded class were studying the new face.
Yet it is not always the burliest and the wildest who are the most to be dreaded.
Why, when Mrs. Baker invited me to dinner on Christmas day, I dreaded the visit.
A sickening conviction came that it was the dreaded influenza.
I dreaded the departure of Lady Geraldine less than the return of ennui.
RELATED WORDS AND SYNONYMS FOR DREADED
- out of place
- to be avoided
- unwished for