/fɔrˈboʊ dɪŋ, foʊr-/
a prediction; portent.
a strong inner feeling or notion of a future misfortune, evil, etc.; presentiment.
, especially evil.
Can be confused
verb (used with object)
to foretell or predict; be an omen of; indicate beforehand; portend:
clouds that forebode a storm.
to have a strong inner feeling or notion of (a future misfortune, evil, catastrophe, etc.); have a presentiment of.
verb (used without object)
to have a presentiment.
Can be confused
(see synonym study at
foreshadow, presage, forecast, augur.
to warn of or indicate (an event, result, etc) in advance
to have an intuition or premonition of (an event)
a feeling of impending evil, disaster, etc
an omen or portent
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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.
The sense of foreboding, of brooding melancholy, is all the more powerful for being tied to no particular event.
The crowding of the figures and the disembodied heads of the cherubim contribute an unsettling sense of foreboding.
Swamps can often be unfamiliar, foreboding places, this program allows the students the opportunity to explore this vital habitat.
It was, according to critical contemporary appraisal, a grim and foreboding structure.
Some clouds are pretty, others are dull, and some are foreboding.
In addition to epidemic levels of morbidity and mortality, three factors were especially foreboding.
Any sense of foreboding or any negative feelings don't appear in the journals.