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Princeton's WordNet

  1. awful, dire, direful, dread(a), dreaded, dreadful, fearful, fearsome, frightening, horrendous, horrific, terribleadjective

    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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  1. dreadedadjective

    Causing fear, dread or terror

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dreaded

    of Dread

Anagrams for dreaded »

  1. readded

  2. dead-red

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dreaded in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dreaded in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of dreaded in a Sentence

  1. John Adams:

    There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution.

  2. Publilius Syrus:

    The fear of death is more to be dreaded than death itself.

  3. Trainer Bob Baffert:

    The dreaded one hole, it's not a good feeling, when Santa Anita Derby winner Dortmund drew the eight, I was happy with that.

  4. Alexis de Tocqueville:

    [Some people] have a depraved taste for equality, which impels the weak to lower the powerful to their own level, and reduces men to prefer equality in slavery to inequality with freedom. I believe that it is easier to establish an absolute and despotic government amongst a people in which the conditions of society are equal, than amongst any other; and I think that, if such a government were once established amongst such a people, it would not only oppress men, but would eventually strip each of them of several of the highest qualities of humanity. Despotism, therefore, appears to me peculiarly to be dreaded in democratic times.

  5. Courtney Baker:

    From that first visit, we dreaded our appointments. The most difficult time in my life was made nearly unbearable because you never told me the truth. My child was perfect, i’m not angry. I’m not bitter. I’m just really sad. I’m sad the tiny beating hearts you see every day don’t fill you with a perpetual awe. I’m sad the intricate details and the miracle of those sweet little fingers and toes, lungs and eyes and ears don’t always give you pause. I’m said you were so wrong to say a baby with Down syndrome would decrease our quality of life. And I’m heartbroken you might have said that to a mommy even today. But I’m mostly sad you’ll never have the privilege of knowing my daughter, Emersyn.

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