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Definition 1: an unfavorable omen - [noun denoting event]

(foreboding is a kind of ...) a sign of something about to happen

"he looked for an omen before going into battle"

Definition 2: a feeling of evil to come - [noun denoting feeling]

Samples where foreboding or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for foreboding in the sense of this definition

(foreboding is a kind of ...) fearful expectation or anticipation

"the student looked around the examination room with apprehension"

(... is a kind of foreboding ) a premonition of something adverse

"a shadow over his happiness"

(... is a kind of foreboding ) a foreboding about what is about to happen

Definition 3: ominously prophetic - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for foreboding in the sense of this definition

(foreboding is similar to ...) foretelling events as if by supernatural intervention

"prophetic writings" "prophetic powers" "words that proved prophetic"

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