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foreboding

adjective

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foreboding

noun

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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

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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

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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

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foreboding

verb
variants: also forboding
present participle of forebode

Synonyms of foreboding (Entry 3 of 3)

to show signs of a favorable or successful outcome
  • the dry summer doesn't forebode well for the harvest

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“Foreboding.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/foreboding. Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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