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foreboding

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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 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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