Definition of dreaded adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

dreaded

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈdredɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈdredɪd//
 
(formal dread)[only before noun] Fear
 
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causing fear The dreaded moment had finally arrived. (humorous) Did I hear the dreaded word ‘homework’? See related entries: Fear
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