foreboding

[fawr-boh-ding, fohr-]
noun
1.
a prediction; portent.
2.
a strong inner feeling or notion of a future misfortune, evil, etc.; presentiment.
adjective
3.
that forebodes, especially evil.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English forbodyng (noun); see forebode, -ing1, -ing2

forebodingly, adverb
forebodingness, noun
unforeboding, adjective

forbidding, foreboding.
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forebode

[fawr-bohd, fohr-]
verb (used with object), foreboded, foreboding.
1.
to foretell or predict; be an omen of; indicate beforehand; portend: clouds that forebode a storm.
2.
to have a strong inner feeling or notion of (a future misfortune, evil, catastrophe, etc.); have a presentiment of.
verb (used without object), foreboded, foreboding.
3.
to prophesy.
4.
to have a presentiment.

Origin:
1595–1605; fore- + bode

foreboder, noun
unforeboded, adjective

forbade, forbid, forbidden, forebode (see synonym study at forbid).


1. foreshadow, presage, forecast, augur.
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forebode (fɔːˈbəʊd)
 
vb
1.  to warn of or indicate (an event, result, etc) in advance
2.  to have an intuition or premonition of (an event)
 
fore'boder
 
n

foreboding (fɔːˈbəʊdɪŋ)
 
n
1.  a feeling of impending evil, disaster, etc
2.  an omen or portent
 
adj
3.  presaging something
 
fore'bodingly
 
adv
 
fore'bodingness
 
n

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Word Origin & History

foreboding
late 14c., "a predilection, portent, omen," from fore + verbal noun from bode. Meaning "sense of something bad about to happen" is from c.1600.

forebode
"feel a secret premonition," c.1600, from fore + bode. Cf. also foreboding.
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Example sentences
Still no obvious symptoms that perforation is imminent, but an oppressive
  feeling of foreboding hangs over me.
The official tone of ominous foreboding had been established.
Amid rising insecurity and uncertainty there is fear and a sense of foreboding.
That's because the game excels at creating a deep sense of foreboding.
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