verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of dread
SYNONYMS FOR dread
Examples from the Web for dreading
Gävle Goat must be dreading the imminent holiday and his fifty-fifty chance of destruction.
Is it possible to really look forward to something, while dreading it too?
I was dreading that moment, because there I was thinking I was wasting all of my money and I would have no more savings.
I became paranoid and avoided her neighborhood, dreading the idea of running into her.
With Dolly dreading a return across the Atlantic to singledom, Emily strikes upon the idea that she could stay as a temporary PA.
He hung about the house for several days, dreading the return to college and Mrs. Winkler.The Forbidden Trail|Honor Willsie
Philippe was not cold; he perspired in his harness, dreading further questions.Maitre Cornelius|Honore de Balzac
With a little shiver of disgust she drew slightly away from him, dreading what was to come.Keith of the Border|Randall Parrish
He lost no time in climbing down to her side, dreading what he might find.The Man of the Desert|Grace Livingston Hill
"It was silly of me, but I was so dreading that 'Miss Ward;'" and somehow a load seemed lifted off her at that moment.Mollie's Prince|Rosa Nouchette Carey