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Synonyms for foreboding
fɔrˈboʊ dɪŋ, foʊr-fore·bod·ing

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Wiktionary5.0 / 2 votes

  1. forebodingnoun


  2. forebodingnoun

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


  3. forebodingnoun

    An evil omen.


English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. foreboding

    Expectation may be either of good or evil; presentiment almost always, apprehension and foreboding always, of evil; anticipation and antepast, commonly of good. Thus, we speak of the pleasures of anticipation. A foretaste may be of good or evil, and is more than imaginary; it is a part actually received in advance. Foresight and forethought prevent future evil and secure future good by timely looking forward, and acting upon what is foreseen. Compare ANTICIPATE.

    antepast, anticipation, apprehension, expectancy, expectation, forecast, foresight, foretaste, forethought, hope, presentiment, prevision

    astonishment, consummation, despair, doubt, doubt, dread, enjoyment, fear, realization, surprise, wonder

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. foreboding, premonition, presentiment, bodingnoun

    a feeling of evil to come

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

    forewarning, premonition, presentiment, boding


  2. forebodingadjective

    an unfavorable omen

    premonition, presentiment, boding


  3. fateful, foreboding(a), portentousadjective

    ominously prophetic


Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. forebodingnoun

    prognostication, presage, omen, augury

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  1. forebodingnoun

    premonition, presentiment, augury, prescience, foreknowledge

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "foreboding":

    apprehension, premonition

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  1. Tom Rhodes:

    A very foreboding sign, the journalist was killed just three days after President Salva Kiir threatened to target journalists before departing for peace talks in Addis Ababa, it is still too early to tell whether there is a link but this tragedy will certainly cast a pall over independent reporting in the country as South Sudanese journalists are increasingly forced to self-censor as a means of survival.

  2. Martin Van Buren:

    We have seen time gradually dispel every unfavorable foreboding and our Constitution surmount every adverse circumstance dreaded at the outset as beyond control.

  3. A.E. Samaan:

    I see foreboding and foreshadowing... Sunrise to sunset in your eyes.

  4. Glenn Stutzky:

    As I look across what’s happening in the world, there’s almost a certain foreboding that we could probably fairly quickly move to an apocalyptic situation in our future while we’re still living here, people may have that shadow in the background.

  5. Lars Pilø:

    Fieldwork will continue as long as there is ice left in the high mountains, i do feel a deep sense of foreboding doing this type of work.

Translations for foreboding

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  • поличба, прокобаBulgarian
  • zlá předtuchaCzech
  • Vorahnung, bange Ahnung, AhnungGerman
  • presentimiento, mal presentimientoSpanish
  • [[paha]] [[enne]]Finnish
  • mauvais pressentimentFrench
  • brutto presentimento, malaugurioItalian
  • [[mau]] [[agouro]], [[mau]] [[pressentimento]]Portuguese
  • piază, presimțire rea, presentiment răuRomanian
  • предчувствие, предзнаменование, [[предчувствие]] [[дурнойRussian
  • predznak zla, zla slutnjaSerbo-Croatian
  • sezi, kötü his, önsezi, içine doğma, malum olmaTurkish

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