What is Dreading?

Dreading definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
verb (used with object)
to fear greatly; be in extreme apprehension of: to dread death.
to be reluctant to do, meet, or experience: I dread going to big parties.

Archaic. to hold in respectful awe.

verb (used without object)
to be in great fear.

terror or apprehension as to something in the future; great fear.
a person or thing dreaded.
dreads, Informal. dreadlocks.

Informal. a person who wears dreadlocks.w
Archaic. deep awe or reverence.

greatly feared; frightful; terrible.
held in awe or reverential fear.


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