ill-boding

adjective

ill-bod·​ing ˈil-ˈbō-diŋ How to pronounce ill-boding (audio)
: boding evil : inauspicious

Word History

First Known Use

1591, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ill-boding was in 1591

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Cite this Entry

“Ill-boding.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ill-boding. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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