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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
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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 ?
Why do I feel a foreboding that you have appealed to him in vain?
Some dim sense of foreboding was beginning to steal in upon him.
The long absence of the uncle and nephew had occasioned some disquiet in the minds of all whom they had left behind them; and the more, as, during the preceding dialogue, the uncle had more than once elevated his voice, so as to be heard downstairs; which, though they could not distinguish what he said, had caused some evil foreboding in Nancy and her mother, and, indeed, even in Jones himself.
Apart from this foreboding, things went on much as usual in the Poyser household.
Raoul, with pessimistic foreboding, was convinced that there were only girls next door.
And she recalled in all its detail the night at Bald Hills before he had the last stroke, when with a foreboding of disaster she had remained at home against his will.
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.
Catherine would make a sad, heedless young housekeeper to be sure," was her mother's foreboding remark; but quick was the consolation of there being nothing like practice.
So although the heart of Deirdre was sad and heavy with foreboding of evil, they set sail for the land of Erin.
Last Christmas I was a bride, with a heart overflowing with present bliss, and full of ardent hopes for the future, though not unmingled with foreboding fears.
Thus did Zarathustra hear a soothsayer speak; and the foreboding touched his heart and transformed him.
A rush of troubled waters floods her soul, While black forebodings rise from deeps unknown And the cold trail of fear creeps round her heart.