noun dred·dour \ˈdredər\

Definition of dreddour



chiefly Scottish

  1. :  dread, terror

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Origin and Etymology of dreddour

Middle English (Scots) dredour, from Middle English drede dread + -our (as in horrour horror) — more at dread

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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