Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb dread

1 sense of dread

Sense 1
fear, dread -- (be afraid or scared of; be frightened of; "I fear the winters in Moscow"; "We should not fear the Communists!")

Antonyms of adj dreaded

1 sense of dreaded

Sense 1
awful, dire, direful, dread (prenominal), dreaded, dreadful, fearful, fearsome, frightening, horrendous, horrific, terrible -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA alarming) -> unalarming -- (not alarming; assuaging alarm)

Similarity of adj dreaded

1 sense of dreaded

Sense 1
awful, dire, direful, dread (prenominal), dreaded, dreadful, fearful, fearsome, frightening, horrendous, horrific, terrible -- (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")
       => alarming (vs. unalarming) -- (frightening because of an awareness of danger)

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