Any single word that means "not to look forward to"? Like "dread" but not as strong, or "dislike" but for something that hasn't happened yet? "She came to _____ the two weeks of a major tournament."
Thanks for all the thought. What a great site. The context, which I should have made clearer, is that she doesn't look forward to a major tournament because she doesn't like tennis and her brother wants to watch every minute of it. The tone should be slightly amusing. "His sister, not yet a tennis player, came to ___ the two weeks of a major tournament." In this context, I think something like @user307254's "despair over" comes the closest.