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fore·bod·ing

 (fôr-bō′dĭng)
n.
1. A sense of impending evil or misfortune.
2. An evil omen; a portent.
adj.
Ominous.

fore·bod′ing·ly adv.
fore·bod′ing·ness n.

foreboding

(fɔːˈbəʊdɪŋ)
n
1. a feeling of impending evil, disaster, etc
2. an omen or portent
adj
presaging something
foreˈbodingly adv
foreˈbodingness n

fore•bod•ing

(fɔrˈboʊ dɪŋ, foʊr-)

n.
1. a prediction; portent.
2. a strong inner feeling or notion of a future misfortune, evil, etc.; presentiment.
adj.
3. of or indicating foreboding, esp. of evil.
[1350–1400]
fore•bod′ing•ly, adv.
fore•bod′ing•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.foreboding - a feeling of evil to come; "a steadily escalating sense of foreboding"; "the lawyer had a presentiment that the judge would dismiss the case"
apprehension, apprehensiveness, dread - fearful expectation or anticipation; "the student looked around the examination room with apprehension"
shadow - a premonition of something adverse; "a shadow over his happiness"
presage - a foreboding about what is about to happen
2.foreboding - an unfavorable omen
omen, portent, prognostic, prognostication, presage, prodigy - a sign of something about to happen; "he looked for an omen before going into battle"
Adj.1.foreboding - ominously prophetic
prophetic, prophetical - foretelling events as if by supernatural intervention; "prophetic writings"; "prophetic powers"; "words that proved prophetic"

foreboding

noun
2. omen, warning, prediction, portent, sign, token, foreshadowing, presage, prognostication, augury, foretoken No one paid any attention to their gloomy forebodings.

foreboding

noun
An indication of impending danger or harm:
Idioms: gathering clouds, storm clouds.
Translations
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bloga nuojauta
priekšnojauta
predtucha
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foreboding

[fɔːˈbəʊdɪŋ] Npresentimiento m
to have a foreboding thatpresentir que ...
to have forebodingstener un presentimiento or una corazonada

foreboding

[fɔːrˈbəʊdɪŋ] n [person] → appréhension f
a sense of foreboding → une appréhension

foreboding

n (= presentiment)(Vor)ahnung f, → Vorgefühl nt; (= feeling of disquiet)ungutes Gefühl
adj lookUnheil verkündend

foreboding

[fɔːˈbəʊdɪŋ] n(cattivo) presagio, presentimento

foreboding

(foːˈboudiŋ) noun
a feeling that something bad is going to happen. He has a strange foreboding that he will die young.
References in classic literature ?
Jo spoke hopefully, but could not rid herself of the foreboding fear that this `little trial' would be harder than the others, and that Laurie would not get over his `lovelornity' as easily as heretofore.
Raoul, with pessimistic foreboding, was convinced that there were only girls next door.
It was one of those less lowering, but still grey and gloomy enough mornings of the transition, when with a fair wind the ship was rushing through the water with a vindictive sort of leaping and melancholy rapidity, that as I mounted to the deck at the call of the forenoon watch, so soon as I levelled my glance towards the taffrail, foreboding shivers ran over me.
He saw that Ona was not with them, and was full of foreboding as to what that might mean.
Why do I feel a foreboding that you have appealed to him in vain?
MY mother had a sure foreboding at the second glance, that it was Miss Betsey.
And in her heart she had a foreboding that evil had befallen them, and she fluttered up out of the water and flew to the palace.
But all these foreboding prophecies, these perturbing innovations, were superseded and surpassed by an event connected with this marriage which gave a still more fatal aspect to it.
I had a foreboding that that stain would deprive me of nine-tenths of my personal dignity.
All minds were uneasy, most were foreboding, many of the people used threatening language.
By the time the red sunlight shone on the brass nails that formed the initials on the lid of the coffin, any lingering foreboding from the sound of the willow wand was merged in satisfaction that the work was done and the promise redeemed.
Sir Thomas's sending away his son seemed to her so like a parent's care, under the influence of a foreboding of evil to himself, that she could not help feeling dreadful presentiments; and as the long evenings of autumn came on, was so terribly haunted by these ideas, in the sad solitariness of her cottage, as to be obliged to take daily refuge in the dining-room of the Park.