To shiver convulsively, as from fear or revulsion.
To cringe is to draw back or to move your face or body in order to shrink from danger or fear.
To anticipate with fear or alarm
Encourage is defined as to give someone hope, confidence or support.
(Informal) To be obliged (to do something):
Find another word for dreading. In this page you can discover 10 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for dreading, like: fearing, shuddering, cringing, awing, apprehending, anguishing, alarming, encouraging, wanting and welcoming.