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foreboding

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of foreboding

  1. 1 a feeling that something bad will happen <I have this strange foreboding that your ski vacation will not turn out well, so be extra careful> Synonyms premonition, presage, presentiment, prognosticationRelated Words anticipation, foreknowledge; feel, insight, intuition; augury, omen, portent, sign; impression, suspicion; agitation, alarm (also alarum), anxiety, anxiousness, apprehension, apprehensiveness, care, concern, disquiet, doubt, dread, fear, misgiving, nervousness, perturbation, unease, uneasiness, worry; foresight, prescience

  2. 2 something believed to be a sign or warning of a future event <used to think that if he saw a blackbird fly over his left shoulder it was a foreboding of harm> Synonyms augury, auspice, boding, omen, foreshadowing, portent, prefiguring, presageRelated Words forerunner, harbinger, herald, precursor; foretaste, hint, inkling, intimation, suggestion; forewarning; forecast, foretelling, prediction, prognostication, prophecy (also prophesy); badge, mark, note, token; divination

  3. 3 suspicion or fear of future harm or misfortune <a pessimist who is always overcome by a sense of foreboding before flying on an airplane> Synonyms alarm (also alarum), apprehensiveness, dread, apprehension, misgivingRelated Words agitation, anxiety, anxiousness, concern, disquiet, disquietude, distress, disturbance, fearfulness, funk, perturbation, solicitude, suspense, unease, uneasiness; scruple, worry; doubt, incertitude, mistrust, suspiciousness, uncertainty, wariness; defeatism, pessimism; foreknowledge, premonition, presage, presentimentNear Antonyms anticipation, excitement, hope, hopefulness; confidence, optimism, sanguinity




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