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foreboding

a prediction; a portent of future misfortune; presentiment: She had a foreboding that there would be an accident.
Not to be confused with:
forbidding – prohibiting: They are forbidding entry.
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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.
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foreboding

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

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

noun
An indication of impending danger or harm:
Idioms: gathering clouds, storm clouds.
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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
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foreboding

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

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

[fɔːˈbəʊdɪŋ] n(cattivo) presagio, presentimento
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

foreboding

(foːˈboudiŋ) noun
a feeling that something bad is going to happen. He has a strange foreboding that he will die young.
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References in classic literature ?
But there was an unconscious emphasis on the last word, and a wistful look in the eyes that never lost their childlike candor, which chilled Jo's heart for a minute with a forboding fear, and decided her to make her little venture `soon'.
I shall never forget with what unwillingness Glumdalclitch consented, nor the strict charge she gave the page to be careful of me, bursting at the same time into a flood of tears, as if she had some forboding of what was to happen.
IAnd driving through the forboding hills to explore the Lake District, it is easy to see why the area leaves such a lasting impression on the 18 million people who visit every year.
In my paper, I will discuss and analyze Lorca's very "modern" feel for the protection of the environment that he communicated with alarm and forboding in this prophetic poetic composition.
If Gareth Southgate gets off to a flier it may even develop into a sustained period of furious national forboding because our noisy neighbours have assembled another highly talented group of players.
There had been no forboding signs when he appeared on TV and radio early last week in his role as a pundit.
Yeah, I know it's a comedy classic starring cuddly old Ronnie Barker, but the way those forboding grey gates to HM Slade prison slammed shut, along with that judge's voice dolefully sentencing 'habitual criminal' Norman Stanley Fletcher to five years inside, just gave it a very unsettling edge.
One minute the sun is blazing down on your noggin, giving one that unmistakable spring glow, and the next a forboding apocalyptic cloud swings by, bringing with it a whole host of nastiness, rain, hail, sleet and snow...
In me now such forboding as where next shall wear the cloak?
William and Kate are the golden couple, but the latter has a forboding side to her too and it is she who ultimately changes the face of (future) history.
Groundswell Rising is thought-provoking, forboding, and highly recommended.
That means occasionally you'll get a vector right at a dark, forboding cloud (or worse, an embedded cell).