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harbinger

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of harbinger

  1. one that announces or indicates the later arrival of another her father's successful job interview was seen as a harbinger of better times to come Synonyms angel, foregoer, forerunner, herald, outrider, precursorRelated Words foreboder, foreshadower, foretaste, forewarning; advertiser, announcer, blazoner, crier, proclaimer; courier, messenger, runner; augury, auspice, boding, foreboding, foreshadowing, omen, portent, prefiguring, presage; mark, sign, symptom; bellwether

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harbinger

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of harbinger

  1. to give a slight indication of beforehand the hope that the housing slump does not harbinger a general economic recession Synonyms adumbrate, forerun, foreshadow, herald, prefigureRelated Words anticipate, foreknow, foresee; forecast, foretell, predict, prognosticate, prophesy; forewarn; augur, bode, forebode (also forbode), portend, presage, promise; allude, connote, hint, imply, insinuate, intimate, suggest



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