dread

dread
dreadable, adj.dreadness, n.
/dred/, v.t.
1. to fear greatly; be in extreme apprehension of: to dread death.
2. to be reluctant to do, meet, or experience: I dread going to big parties.
3. Archaic. to hold in respectful awe.
v.i.
4. to be in great fear.
n.
5. terror or apprehension as to something in the future; great fear.
6. a person or thing dreaded.
7. Archaic. deep awe or reverence.
adj.
8. greatly feared; frightful; terrible.
9. held in awe or reverential fear.
[1125-75; ME dreden (v.), OE draedan, aph. var. of ADRAEDAN, ONDRAEDAN; c. OHG intratan to fear]
Syn. 5. See fear. 8. dire, dreadful, horrible.
Ant. 1. welcome.

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also called  Anxiety or Angst,  

      a fundamental category of existentialism. According to the 19th-century philosopher Søren Kierkegaard (Kierkegaard, Søren), dread, or angst, is a desire for what one fears and is central to his conception of original sin. For the 20th-century German philosopher Martin Heidegger (Heidegger, Martin), anxiety is one of the distinctive ways through which Dasein (the historical person) is disclosed as a contingent being, and thus anxiety is that through which fear first becomes possible.

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