Definitions for forebodingfɔrˈboʊ dɪŋ, foʊr-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fore•bod•ingfɔrˈboʊ dɪŋ, foʊr-(n.)

  1. a prediction; portent.

  2. a strong inner feeling or notion of a future misfortune, evil, etc.; presentiment.

  3. (adj.)of or indicating foreboding, esp. of evil.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. foreboding, premonition, presentiment, boding(noun)

    a feeling of evil to come

    "a steadily escalating sense of foreboding"; "the lawyer had a presentiment that the judge would dismiss the case"

  2. foreboding(adj)

    an unfavorable omen

  3. fateful, foreboding(a), portentous(adj)

    ominously prophetic


  1. foreboding(Noun)

    A sense of evil to come.

  2. foreboding(Noun)

    An evil omen.

  3. foreboding(Adjective)

    Of ominous significance; serving as an ill omen; foretelling of harm or difficulty.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Foreboding

    of Forebode

  2. Foreboding(noun)

    presage of coming ill; expectation of misfortune

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a feeling that something bad is going to happen

He has a strange foreboding that he will die young.

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