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NOUN (2)

1. a feeling of evil to come;
- Example: "a steadily escalating sense of foreboding"
- Example: "the lawyer had a presentiment that the judge would dismiss the case"
[syn: foreboding, premonition, presentiment, boding]

2. an unfavorable omen;


1. ominously prophetic;
[syn: fateful, foreboding(a), portentous]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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 conviction of, as of a calamity which is about to happen; to augur despondingly. [1913 Webster] His heart forebodes a mystery. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] Sullen, desponding, and foreboding nothing but wars and desolation, as the certain consequence of C[ae]sar's death. --Middleton. [1913 Webster] I have a sort of foreboding about him. --H. James. Syn: To foretell; predict; prognosticate; augur; presage; portend; betoken. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Foreboding \Fore*bod"ing\, n. Presage of coming ill; expectation of misfortune. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

foreboding adj 1: ominously prophetic [syn: fateful, foreboding(a), portentous] n 1: a feeling of evil to come; "a steadily escalating sense of foreboding"; "the lawyer had a presentiment that the judge would dismiss the case" [syn: foreboding, premonition, presentiment, boding] 2: an unfavorable omen
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

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