dread (adj.) 2
frightening, terrifying, fearful
1H4 V.i.111 [King Henry to Worcester] Rebuke and dread correction wait on us, / And they shall do their office
2H6 III.ii.330 [Queen to Suffolk] these dread curses ... recoil / And turns the force of them upon thyself
H5 IV.Chorus.36 [Chorus, of King Henry] Upon his royal face there is no note / How dread an army hath enrounded him
Ham II.ii.453 [Hamlet to First Player, quoting lines about Pyrrhus] this dread and black complexion smeared / With heraldry more dismal
KL II.ii.121 [Oswald to Cornwall, of disguised Kent] in the fleshment of this dread exploit / Drew on me here again [Q; F dead]
LLL I.i.126 [Longaville to Berowne, of a penalty for women approaching the court] To fright them hence with that dread penalty
Luc 965 [Lucrece to herself] this dread night, wouldst thou one hour come back, / I could prevent this storm and shun thy wrack!
Mac IV.i.143 [Macbeth to himself] Time, thou anticipat'st my dread exploits
MM V.i.363 [Angelo to Duke] O my dread lord
R2 III.iii.134 [King Richard to Aumerle, of his tongue banishing Bolingbroke] That laid the sentence of dread banishment / On yon proud man
R3 I.iii.190 [Queen Margaret to all] Did York's dread curse prevail so much with heaven
Tem I.ii.206 [Ariel to Prospero, of Neptune] his dread trident shake
Tem V.i.44 [Prospero alone] to the dread rattling thunder / Have I given fire