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dread, apprehensiveness, apprehension
n. fearful expectation or anticipation; "the student looked around the examination room with apprehension"
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dread, fear
v. be afraid or scared of; be frightened of; "I fear the winters in Moscow"; "We should not fear the Communists!"
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dread, direful, terrible, horrific, horrendous, frightening, fearsome, fearful, dreadful, dreaded, dire, awful
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"
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uneasiness, unease, disquiet
n. the trait of seeming ill at ease
doubtfulness, dubiety, dubiousness, incertitude, uncertainty, doubt
n. the state of being unsure of something
misgiving, apprehension
n. painful expectation
agitation
n. the feeling of being agitated; not calm
anxiety
n. a vague unpleasant emotion that is experienced in anticipation of some (usually ill-defined) misfortune
trouble, worry
n. a strong feeling of anxiety; "his worry over the prospect of being fired"; "it is not work but worry that kills"; "he wanted to die and end his troubles"
fear, care, concern
n. an anxious feeling; "care had aged him"; "they hushed it up out of fear of public reaction"
inquietude, disquietude, uneasiness, edginess
n. feelings of anxiety that make you tense and irritable
misgiving, qualm, scruple
n. uneasiness about the fitness of an action
tautness, tenseness, tensity, tension
n. the physical condition of being stretched or strained; "it places great tension on the leg muscles"; "he could feel the tenseness of her body"
nerve-wracking, nerve-racking, trying, stressful
adj. extremely irritating to the nerves; "nerve-racking noise"; "the stressful days before a war"; "a trying day at the office"
destructive
adj. causing destruction or much damage; "a policy that is destructive to the economy"; "destructive criticism"
fateful, fatal, disastrous, calamitous, black
adj. (of events) having extremely unfortunate or dire consequences; bringing ruin; "the stock market crashed on Black Friday"; "a calamitous defeat"; "the battle was a disastrous end to a disastrous campaign"; "such doctrines, if true, would be absolutely fatal to my theory"- Charles Darwin; "it is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it"- Douglas MacArthur; "a fateful error"
frightful, fearful
adj. extremely distressing; "fearful slum conditions"; "a frightful mistake"
heinous, flagitious
adj. extremely wicked, deeply criminal; "a flagitious crime"; "heinous accusations"
sinister, dark, black
adj. stemming from evil characteristics or forces; wicked or dishonorable; "black deeds"; "a black lie"; "his black heart has concocted yet another black deed"; "Darth Vader of the dark side"; "a dark purpose"; "dark undercurrents of ethnic hostility"; "the scheme of some sinister intelligence bent on punishing him"-Thomas Hardy
cataclysmal, cataclysmic
adj. severely destructive; "cataclysmic nuclear war"; "a cataclysmic earthquake"
cannibalic
adj. marked by barbarity suggestive of a cannibal; rapaciously savage
outrageous, horrific, horrid, hideous
adj. grossly offensive to decency or morality; causing horror; "subjected to outrageous cruelty"; "a hideous pattern of injustice"; "horrific conditions in the mining industry"
unpleasant
adj. disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings ; "an unpleasant personality"; "unpleasant repercussions"; "unpleasant odors"
upsetting, disconcerting
adj. causing an emotional disturbance; "his disconcerting habit of greeting friends ferociously and strangers charmingly"- Herb Caen; "an upsetting experience"
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dismaying, appalling
adj. causing consternation; "appalling conditions"
ugly, horrible, horrifying, frightful, atrocious
adj. provoking horror; "an atrocious automobile accident"; "a frightful crime of decapitation"; "an alarming, even horrifying, picture"; "war is beyond all words horrible"- Winston Churchill; "an ugly wound"
minacious, threatening, sinister, ominous, minatory, menacing, forbidding, baleful
adj. threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments; "a baleful look"; "forbidding thunderclouds"; "his tone became menacing"; "ominous rumblings of discontent"; "sinister storm clouds"; "a sinister smile"; "his threatening behavior"; "ugly black clouds"; "the situation became ugly"
hair-raising, nightmarish, bloodcurdling
adj. extremely alarming
shuddery, scarey, shivery, scary, chilling
adj. provoking fear terror; "a scary movie"; "the most terrible and shuddery...tales of murder and revenge"
creepy-crawly, creepy
adj. causing a sensation as of things crawling on your skin; "a creepy story"; "I had a creepy-crawly feeling"
redoubtable
adj. worthy of respect or honor; "born of a redoubtable family"
sick, macabre, gruesome, grisly, grim, ghastly
adj. shockingly repellent; inspiring horror; "ghastly wounds"; "the grim aftermath of the bombing"; "the grim task of burying the victims"; "a grisly murder"; "gruesome evidence of human sacrifice"; "macabre tales of war and plague in the Middle ages"; "macabre tortures conceived by madmen"
hairy
adj. hazardous and frightening; "hairy moments in the mountains"
terrifying, terrific
adj. causing extreme terror; "a terrifying wail"
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