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An omen or foreboding, especially of evil.


(ˈboʊ dɪŋ)

a foreboding.
[before 1000]
bod′ing•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.boding - 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
References in classic literature ?
Jones assured him that this boding should as certainly be verified with regard to him as all the other omens had been to himself; which did not a little add to all the raptures which the poor fellow had already conceived on account of his master.
And the story tells how the boding sorrow that Deirdre felt fulfilled itself, and how they were betrayed, and how the brothers fought and died, and how Deirdre mourned until
The lady shook upon her companion's knees as she heard that boding sound.