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foreboding

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noun fore·bod·ing \(ˌ)fȯr-ˈbō-diŋ\

Definition of foreboding

  1. :  the act of one who forebodes; also :  an omen, prediction, or presentiment especially of coming evil :  portent It seems that her forebodings were justified.

Examples of foreboding in a Sentence

  1. She was filled with a sense of foreboding.

  2. It seems that her forebodings were justified.

14th Century

First Known Use of foreboding

14th century


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foreboding

adjective fore·bod·ing

Definition of foreboding

  1. :  indicative of or marked by foreboding

forebodingly

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forebodingness

noun

Examples of foreboding in a Sentence

  1. foreboding war clouds began to gather

Origin and Etymology of foreboding

see 1foreboding


First Known Use: 1630


FOREBODING Defined for English Language Learners

foreboding

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noun

Definition of foreboding for English Language Learners

  • : a feeling that something bad is going to happen


FOREBODING Defined for Kids

foreboding

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noun fore·bod·ing \fȯr-ˈbō-diŋ\

Definition of foreboding for Students

  1. :  a feeling that something bad is going to happen



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