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Noun: foreboding  for'bow-ding
  1. A feeling of evil to come
    "a steadily escalating sense of foreboding";
    - premonition, presentiment, boding
     
  2. An unfavourable omen
    - abodement [archaic]
Adjective: foreboding  for'bow-ding
  1. Ominously prophetic
    - fateful, portentous
Verb: forebode  for'bowd
  1. Make a prediction about; tell in advance
    - predict, foretell, prognosticate, call, anticipate, promise

Derived forms: forebodings

See also: prophetic, prophetical

Type of: apprehension, apprehensiveness, dread, guess, hazard, misgiving, omen, portent, presage, pretend, prodigy, prognostic, prognostication, venture

Encyclopedia: Foreboding