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foreboding

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Synonyms and Antonyms of foreboding


foreboding

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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 of foreboding premonition, presage, presentiment, prognosticationWords Related to foreboding 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 of foreboding augury, auspice, boding, omen, foreshadowing, portent, prefiguring, presageWords Related to foreboding 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 of foreboding alarm (also alarum), apprehensiveness, dread, apprehension, misgivingWords Related to foreboding 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 of foreboding anticipation, excitement, hope, hopefulness; confidence, optimism, sanguinity


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