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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
předtucha
forudanelse
rossz előérzet
fyrirboîi
bloga nuojauta
priekšnojauta
predtucha
içe doğmaönsezi

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 ?
If it is a feminine delusion, leave us to enjoy it while we may, for without it half the beauty and the romance of life is lost, and sorrowful forebodings would embitter all our hopes of the brave, tenderhearted little lads, who still love their mothers better than themselves and are not ashamed to own it.
They then retired within the walls, and first offering up their thanksgivings for past mercies, and petitioning for a continuance of the Divine favor throughout the coming night, they laid their tender forms on the fragrant couch, and in spite of recollections and forebodings, soon sank into those slumbers which nature so imperiously demanded, and which were sweetened by hopes for the morrow.
And Ahab, he too was standing on his quarter-deck, shaggy and black, with a stubborn gloom; and as the two ships crossed each other's wakes --one all jubilations for things passed, the other all forebodings as to things to come --their two captains in themselves impersonated the whole striking contrast of the scene.
But her present forebodings she feared would experience no similar contradiction.
Jennings's forebodings, was not in a state of mind to resist their influence.
I, for my part, began to fancy my forebodings were false, and that he must be actually rallying, when he mentioned riding and walking on the moors, and seemed so earnest in pursuing his object.
She lunched on dire forebodings of a quarrel between Frank and his father, with accidental interruptions in the shape of cold chicken and cheese-cakes.
I am quite glad you are at home; for these hurries and forebodings by which I have been surrounded all day long, have made me nervous without reason.
How from counting months, we came to weeks, and then to days; and how I then began to be afraid that I should not be sent for and when I learnt from Steerforth that I had been sent for, and was certainly to go home, had dim forebodings that I might break my leg first.
I glimpsed him just before he reached the doorway and the sight of him, now roaring as he perceived his lifeless fellow stretched upon the floor, and frothing at the mouth, in the extremity of his rage, filled me, I must confess, with dire forebodings.
Throughout the night Aouda, full of sad forebodings, her heart stifled with anguish, wandered about on the verge of the plains.
My wife was curiously silent throughout the drive, and seemed oppressed with forebodings of evil.