- n. 恐惧；可怕的人（或物）
- vi. 惧怕；担心
- vt. 惧怕；担心
- adj. 可怕的
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1. a shortening of adread, contraction of ondread "counsel or advise against," also "dread, fear, be afraid," from on- / ond- "against" + read "advise" (see read).
2. 谐音“惴的” ---- 惴惴不安的 --- 因为恐惧、害怕而显得惴惴不安。
缩写自古英语ondraedan, 谏言，建议放弃，来自ond-, 相对，相反，词源同anti-, -raedan, 建议，辩理，词源同reason, read. 即劝阻，恐怖的结果，引申义恐惧，惧怕。
- dread:  Old English had the verb ondrǣdan ‘fear’. Its first syllable is generally taken to be the prefix *and- ‘against’, which is related to German ent- ‘away, un-’ and Greek anti- (source of English anti-) and appears also in English answer. The second part, however, remains a mystery. There are one or two related forms in other West Germanic languages, such as Old High German intrātan, but where they come from has never been established satisfactorily. By the end of the Old English period this obsolete prefix had shrunk to a- (adread survived until around 1400), and in the 12th century it started to disappear altogether.
- dread (v.)
- late 12c., a shortening of Old English adrædan, contraction of ondrædan "counsel or advise against," also "to dread, fear, be afraid," from on- "against" + rædan "to advise" (see read (v.)). Cognate of Old Saxon andradon, Old High German intraten. Related: Dreaded; dreading. As a noun from 12c.
- 1. I dread to think what our telephone bill is going to be.
- 2. I've got to go home, but Lord knows I dread it.
- 3. The old dread knotted her stomach.
- 4. We all dread to think what will happen if the company closes.
- 5. Her heart was relieved of its blankest dread.
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