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1foreboding

noun fore·bod·ing \-ˈbō-diŋ\

: a feeling that something bad is going to happen

Full Definition of FOREBODING

:  the act of one who forebodes; also :  an omen, prediction, or presentiment especially of coming evil :  portent

Examples of FOREBODING

  1. She was filled with a sense of foreboding.
  2. It seems that her forebodings were justified.

First Known Use of FOREBODING

14th century

Other Occult Terms

augury, censor, invocation, lucidity, metempsychosis, mojo, numinous, preternatural, weird, wraith

2foreboding

adjective

Definition of FOREBODING

:  indicative of or marked by foreboding
fore·bod·ing·ly \-diŋ-lē\ adverb
fore·bod·ing·ness noun

Examples of FOREBODING

  1. <foreboding war clouds began to gather>

First Known Use of FOREBODING

1630

Other Occult Terms

augury, censor, invocation, lucidity, metempsychosis, mojo, numinous, preternatural, weird, wraith
FOREBODINGNESS Defined for Kids

foreboding

noun fore·bod·ing \fr-ˈbō-diŋ\

Definition of FOREBODING for Kids

:  a feeling that something bad is going to happen

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