To be afraid of
Great agitation and anxiety caused by the expectation or the realization of danger
The emotion aroused by something awe-inspiring or astounding
A feeling of dread was in the air.
Reading these letters, Nicholas felt a dread of their wanting to take him away from surroundings in which, protected from all the entanglements of life, he was living so calmly and quietly.
Dread settled into his stomach.
Her sense of dread grew as she approached and followed Jonny into his apartment.
With a look of dread, she went ahead of him.