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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dread v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dreaded; p. pr. & vb. n. Dreading.]  To fear in a great degree; to regard, or look forward to, with terrific apprehension.
    When at length the moment dreaded through so many years came close, the dark cloud passed away from Johnson's mind.   --Macaulay.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 dreaded
      adj : 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" [syn: awful, dire, direful, dread(a), dreadful,
             fearful, fearsome, frightening, horrendous, horrific,
             terrible]