Meaning : Be afraid or scared of. Be frightened of.
I fear the winters in Moscow.
We should not fear the Communists!.
Synonyms : fear
Meaning : Causing fear or dread or terror.
The awful war.
An awful risk.
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.