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Noun: boding  bow-ding
  1. A feeling of evil to come
    "a steadily escalating sense of boding";
    - foreboding, premonition, presentiment
Verb: bode  bowd
  1. Be a sign of something to come, esp. something important or bad
    "These signs bode bad news";
    - portend, auspicate, prognosticate, omen, presage, betoken [archaic], foreshadow, augur, foretell, prefigure, forecast, predict, foretoken

Derived forms: bodings

Type of: apprehension, apprehensiveness, bespeak, betoken [archaic], dread, indicate, misgiving, point, signal

Encyclopedia: Bode, Iowa