verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of dread
Examples from the Web for dreaded
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.How Aidy Bryant Stealthily Became Your Favorite ‘Saturday Night Live’ Star|Kevin Fallon|October 31, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For a long time cats were dreaded by the people because they thought human beings had been changed to that form by evil means.The Book of Hallowe'en|Ruth Edna Kelley
This man, who commanded men and had gained his own way by sheer brain and combativeness, fled by stealth from a dreaded enemy.Robert Toombs|Pleasant A. Stovall
Aunt Olivia need not have dreaded any more opposition from her cruel family.Chronicles of Avonlea|Lucy Maud Montgomery
With his temper and dangerous surroundings, he was a man to be dreaded by his foes, for he meant to kill any assailant.
All he dreaded was that a bullet might strike him before he had done his work.Army Boys on the Firing Line|Homer Randall