• WordNet 3.6
    • adj dreaded 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"
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  • Thomas Jefferson
    “My only fear is that I may live too long. This would be a subject of dread to me.”
  • Henry Fielding
    “There is nothing a man of good sense dreads in a wife so much as her having more sense than himself.”
  • William Gilmore Simms
    William Gilmore Simms
    “The dread of criticism is the death of genius.”
  • Thomas Ken
    Thomas Ken
    “Teach me to live that I may dread, the grave as little as my bed.”
  • English Proverb
    English Proverb
    “A burnt child dreads the fire.”
  • Mary Mapes Dodge
    Mary Mapes Dodge
    “What a dreadful thing it must be to have a dull father.”


In literature:

But he must be told; and yet he will feel it dreadfully.
"In the Wilds of Africa" by W.H.G. Kingston
It was a dreadful accusation.
"Rookwood" by William Harrison Ainsworth
I dread it, and yet I am looking forward to it.
"Marjorie Dean High School Freshman" by Pauline Lester
This dreadful, dreadful pain.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum
On either side her hair flows down to the floor; her eyes look on the image and are dreadfully glad.
"The Thing from the Lake" by Eleanor M. Ingram
His brother-in-law's words brought the whole dreadful picture up before him.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
War seemed a dreadful thing to her, and she could not take Warren's pride in battle and conquest.
"A Little Girl in Old Boston" by Amanda Millie Douglas
We are making dreadful history, dreadfully fast.
"Shadows of Shasta" by Joaquin Miller
She discovered that nothing could happen to her so dreadful as any evil befalling Mr Hope.
"Deerbrook" by Harriet Martineau
The statue moves its head in acceptance of the dreadful invitation of the murderer.
"The Standard Operaglass" by Charles Annesley

In poetry:

And as rough and gruff a sailor
As ever sailed the sea
Was standing near grotesquely
And leering dreadfully.
"A Ballad" by James Whitcomb Riley
Far in the night, a rose of light
It shines beside the sea;
But overhead an unknown dread
Impends eternally.
"The City Of Darkness" by Madison Julius Cawein
And where it burned, a rose inurned,
Red in the vasty sea,
The phantasm of the dread above
Sits in immensity.
"The City Of Darkness" by Madison Julius Cawein
And since I now remember thee
In darkness and in dread,
As in those hours of revelry
Which Mirth and Music sped;
"Stanzas Composed During A Thunderstorm" by Lord George Gordon Byron
On what a slippery steep
The thoughtless wretches go;
And O that dreadful fiery deep
That waits their fall below!
"Psalm LXXIII: Now I'm Convinced the Lord Is Kind" by Isaac Watts
Then shall the nations know
That glorious, dreadful word,
Jehovah is thy name alone,
And thou the sovereign Lord.
"Psalm 83" by Isaac Watts

In news:

But it might not stay that way: "I'm gonna grow long dreads," he cracks.
Do you dread public speaking .
It won't be long before they arrive, those dreaded 14-page Christmas letters from people I haven't seen in years.
Know your rights if you get one of those dreaded calls.
The defining aspect of the Jazz's young season has been dreadful starts.
When you hear the term " radioactive ", do you think of the very dreaded atom bomb and/or nuclear holocaust.
But I find her new Glad Rag Doll CD dreadfully dull.
Ragweed season is one of the most dreaded times of the year for allergy sufferers.
Since the dreadful events that took place last week at Virginia Tech, several experts, political personas, and government officials have attempted to explain the devastating actions of Seung-Hui Cho.
CHARLESTON — Hunters dread them, but some religious sects in isolated pockets of West Virginia are known to handle the poisonous reptiles in worship services.
It's also the dread of every family with a son or daughter on the battlefield.
Alice Brown remembers the moment of dread when doctors diagnosed her with.
RISMEDIA, Dec 6, 2007-The end of every calendar year is synonymous with great holidays, parties, probably some football, and oh yeah, that dreaded thing called budget planning.
Oh that dreaded Strep Throat has already hit my house.
Most everyone dreads the trip to the local grocery store, so we decided to help make your next shopping trip a bit less stressful.

In science:

The resulting algorithms avoid the dreaded combinatorial explosion of the double description method; moreover, they offer incremental output and are well-suited to parallelisation, progress tracking and early termination.
Computational topology with Regina: Algorithms, heuristics and implementations
Given the dreadful events of last Tuesday we were all a little distracted.
Summary and Outlook for 9th International Symposium on Heavy Flavor Physics
The productivity and pleasure of this workshop is overshadowed by the dreadful loss of our friend and colleague Thomas Binoth, and we dedicate these proceedings to him.
THE TOOLS AND MONTE CARLO WORKING GROUP Summary Report from the Les Houches 2009 Workshop on TeV Colliders
But will it lead us to enlightenment, or to disillusionment and chaos?” In a dramatic way, the strong hint as of late July for the (dreaded by most) ∼ 140 GeV Higgs boson diminished by end of August, and dropped from view by December 13.
Some Unfinished Thoughts on Strong Yukawa Couplings
Clark Barwick, On the Dreaded Right Bousfield Localization , arXiv:0708.3435 [math.
A general context for Goodwillie Calculus