causing fear or dread or terror;
"the awful war"
"an awful risk"
"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"
- The dreaded moment had finally arrived.
- This landmark case dispels the absolute finality of this dreaded disease.
- To avoid the dreaded elephants, Scipio had deployed his troops quite unusually.
- dread 惧怕