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foretaste

Synonyms and Antonyms of foretaste

somewhat formal a small or short experience of something that will not be fully experienced until later
  • The sudden cold snap gave us a foretaste of winter.
  • These layoffs are only a foretaste of what's to come.
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Synonym Discussion of foretaste

prospect, outlook, anticipation, foretaste mean an advance realization of something to come. prospect implies expectation of a particular event, condition, or development of definite interest or concern.
    • the prospect of a quiet weekend
outlook suggests a forecasting of the future.
    • a favorable outlook for the economy
anticipation implies a prospect or outlook that involves advance suffering or enjoyment of what is foreseen.
    • the anticipation of her arrival
foretaste implies an actual though brief or partial experience of something forthcoming.
    • the frost was a foretaste of winter


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