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harbinger

Synonyms and Antonyms of harbinger

one that announces or indicates the later arrival of another

  • her fatherʼs successful job interview was seen as a harbinger of better times to come
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forerunner, precursor, harbinger, herald mean one that goes before or announces the coming of another. forerunner is applicable to anything that serves as a sign or presage.
    • the blockade was the forerunner of war
precursor applies to a person or thing paving the way for the success or accomplishment of another.
    • 18th century poets like Burns were precursors of the Romantics
harbinger and herald both apply, chiefly figuratively, to one that proclaims or announces the coming or arrival of a notable event.
    • their early victory was the harbinger of a winning season
    • the herald of a new age in medicine

harbinger

Synonyms and Antonyms of harbinger

to give a slight indication of beforehand

  • the hope that the housing slump does not harbinger a general economic recession
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