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Dread

This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Dread as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

11 January 2021
Last seen in: The Mirror Quick

We found 26 answers for the crossword clue 'Dread', the most recent of which was seen in the The Mirror Quick.

This clue looks to be a standard clue as in it's a NON-CRYPTIC crossword based on the publications in which we have recently seen it.

We have given Dread a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Dread as an answer itself some 192 times.

Dread is a single word clue made up of 5 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'The Mirror Quick' on Tuesday, 19 January 2021 with the answer being FEAR, we also found FEAR to be the most popular answer for this clue.

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Definitions and usage

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  • Fearful expectation or anticipation; "the student looked around the examination room with apprehension"
  • Be afraid or scared of; be frightened of; "I fear the winters in Moscow"; "We should not fear the Communists!"
  • 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"

Anagrams

We found 2 anagrams for the word 'Dread'.

  • adder Small terrestrial viper common in northern Eurasia
  • readd

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

AWE
A feeling of profound respect for someone or something; "the fear of God"; "the Chinese reverence for the dead"; "the French treat food with gentle reverence"; "his respect for the law bordered on veneration"

4 Letters

DIRE
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"

FEAR
An anxious feeling; "care had aged him"; "they hushed it up out of fear of public reaction"

5 Letters

ADDER
Small terrestrial viper common in northern Eurasia

ANGST
An acute but unspecific feeling of anxiety; usually reserved for philosophical anxiety about the world or about personal freedom

AWFUL
Exceptionally bad or displeasing; "atrocious taste"; "abominable workmanship"; "an awful voice"; "dreadful manners"; "a painful performance"; "terrible handwriting"; "an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room"

ERROR
A wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention; "he made a bad mistake"; "she was quick to point out my errors"; "I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults"

6 Letters

HORROR
Intense and profound fear

PHOBIA
An anxiety disorder characterized by extreme and irrational fear of simple things or social situations; "phobic disorder is a general term for all phobias"

TERROR
The use of extreme fear in order to coerce people (especially for political reasons); "he used terror to make them confess"

7 Letters

DIREFUL
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"

DREADED
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"

FEARFUL
Timid by nature or revealing timidity; "timorous little mouse"; "in a timorous tone"; "cast fearful glances at the large dog"

8 Letters

DISQUIET
The trait of seeming ill at ease

DREADFUL
Exceptionally bad or displeasing; "atrocious taste"; "abominable workmanship"; "an awful voice"; "dreadful manners"; "a painful performance"; "terrible handwriting"; "an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room"

FEARSOME
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"

HORRIBLE
Provoking horror; "an atrocious automobile accident"; "a frightful crime of decapitation"; "an alarming, even horrifying, picture"; "war is beyond all words horrible"- Winston Churchill; "an ugly wound"

HORRIFIC
Grossly offensive to decency or morality; causing horror; "subjected to outrageous cruelty"; "a hideous pattern of injustice"; "horrific conditions in the mining industry"

TERRIBLE
Exceptionally bad or displeasing; "atrocious taste"; "abominable workmanship"; "an awful voice"; "dreadful manners"; "a painful performance"; "terrible handwriting"; "an unspeakable odor came sweeping into the room"

10 Letters

FOREBODING
An unfavorable omen

HORRENDOUS
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"

TERRIFYING
Causing extreme terror; "a terrifying wail"

11 Letters

FRIGHTENING
The act of inspiring with fear

TREPIDATION
A feeling of alarm or dread

12 Letters

APPREHENSION
The act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal); "the policeman on the beat got credit for the collar"

16 Letters

APPREHENSIVENESS
Fearful expectation or anticipation; "the student looked around the examination room with apprehension"

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