Definitions For Dread


  • Fearful expectation or anticipation
  • A strong feeling of fear about something that will or might happen
  • A person or thing that causes fear


  • Be afraid or scared of; be frightened of
  • To fear something that will or might happen


  • Causing fear or dread or terror

Is Dread a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

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Words with Friends

The word Dread is worth 7 points in Scrabble and 7 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Dread in a Sentence

  • He can't swim and dreads going in the water.
  • She dreaded making speeches in front of large audiences.
  • I dread the day I will have to leave my friends.
  • She has a dread of failure.
  • He lives with the constant dread of rejection.
  • She awaited her punishment with dread.
  • Every ship on the Spanish Main was terrified of running into the dread pirate

Synonyms for Dread

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