foreboding

  • 1foreboding — [fôr bōd′iŋ, fôr′bōd΄iŋ] n. [OE forebodung] a prediction, portent, or presentiment, esp. of something bad or harmful adj. characterized by foreboding SYN. OMINOUS forebodingly adv …

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  • 2Foreboding — Fore*bod ing, n. Presage of coming ill; expectation of misfortune. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 3foreboding — index admonition, apprehension (fear), caution (warning), expectation, fear, misgiving, pessimisti …

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  • 4foreboding — (n.) late 14c., a predilection, portent, omen, from FORE (Cf. fore ) + verbal noun from BODE (Cf. bode). Meaning sense of something bad about to happen is from c.1600. Old English forebodung meant prophecy …

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  • 5foreboding — n misgiving, presentiment, *apprehension Analogous words: *foretoken, presage, omen, portent, augury, prognostic: forewarning, warning (see WARN) …

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  • 6foreboding — [n] misgiving, bad omen anxiety, apprehension, apprehensiveness, augury, bad vibes*, chill, dread, fear, foreshadowing, foretoken, forewarning, funny feeling*, handwriting on the wall*, portent, prediction, premonition, prenotion, presage,… …

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  • 7foreboding — ► NOUN ▪ fearful apprehension. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ ominous. DERIVATIVES forebodingly adverb …

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  • 8foreboding — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ dark, deep VERB + FOREBODING ▪ feel, have ▪ I felt a gloomy foreboding that something was going to go wrong. ▪ …

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  • 9foreboding — n. 1) a gloomy foreboding 2) a foreboding that + clause (I have a foreboding that there will be a bad storm) * * * [fɔː bəʊdɪŋ] a gloomy foreboding a foreboding that + clause (I have a foreboding that there will be a bad storm) …

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  • 10foreboding — [[t]fɔː(r)bo͟ʊdɪŋ[/t]] forebodings 1) N VAR Foreboding is a strong feeling that something terrible is going to happen. His triumph was overshadowed by an uneasy sense of foreboding. 2) ADJ GRADED If you describe something as foreboding, you mean… …

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  • 11Foreboding — Forebode Fore*bode , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Foreboded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Foreboding}.] [AS. forebodian; fore + bodian to announce. See {Bode} v. t.] 1. To foretell. [1913 Webster] 2. To be prescient of (some ill or misfortune); to have an inward… …

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  • 12foreboding — I. noun Date: 14th century the act of one who forebodes; also an omen, prediction, or presentiment especially of coming evil ; portent II. adjective Date: 1630 indicative of or marked by foreboding • forebodingly adverb • forebodingness …

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  • 13foreboding — fore|bod|ing [fo:ˈbəudıŋ US fo:rˈbou ] n [U] a strong feeling that something bad is going to happen soon ▪ She waited for news with a grim sense of foreboding …

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  • 14foreboding — fore|bod|ing1 [ fɔr boudıŋ ] noun uncount a strong unpleasant feeling that something very bad is going to happen soon foreboding fore|bod|ing 2 [ fɔr boudıŋ ] adjective LITERARY making you feel that something bad will happen …

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  • 15foreboding — noun (U) a feeling that something very unpleasant is going to happen soon: She waited for news from the hospital with a grim sense of foreboding …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16foreboding — noun 1) a feeling of foreboding Syn: apprehension, anxiety, trepidation, disquiet, unease, uneasiness, misgiving, suspicion, worry, fear, fearfulness, dread, alarm; informal the willies, the heebie jeebies, the jitters, the creeps …

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  • 17foreboding — fore•bod•ing [[t]fɔrˈboʊ dɪŋ, foʊr [/t]] n. 1) a prediction; portent 2) a strong inner feeling or notion of a future misfortune, evil, etc.; presentiment 3) of or indicating foreboding, esp. of evil • Etymology: 1350–1400 fore•bod′ing•ly, adv.… …

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  • 18foreboding — forebodingly, adv. forebodingness, n. /fawr boh ding, fohr /, n. 1. a prediction; portent. 2. a strong inner feeling or notion of a future misfortune, evil, etc.; presentiment. adj. 3. that forebodes, esp. evil. [1350 1400; ME forbodyng (n.); see …

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  • 19foreboding — 1. noun a) A sense of evil to come. b) An evil omen. Syn: augury 2. adjective Of ominous significance …

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  • 20foreboding — Synonyms and related words: abusive, actuarial prediction, advance notice, affect, affection, agitated, agitation, all overish, all overs, angst, anxiety, anxiety hysteria, anxiety neurosis, anxious, anxious bench, anxious concern, anxious seat,… …

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