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 Dictionary entry overview: What does foreboding mean? 

  The noun FOREBODING has 2 senses:

1. a feeling of evil to come
2. an unfavorable omen

  Familiarity information: FOREBODING used as a noun is rare.

FOREBODING (adjective)
  The adjective FOREBODING has 1 sense:

1. ominously prophetic

  Familiarity information: FOREBODING used as an adjective is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1foreboding [BACK TO TOP]


A feeling of evil to come

Classified under:

Nouns denoting feelings and emotions


boding; foreboding; premonition; presentiment

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("foreboding" is a kind of...):

apprehension; apprehensiveness; dread (fearful expectation or anticipation)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "foreboding"):

shadow (a premonition of something adverse)

presage (a foreboding about what is about to happen)

Sense 2foreboding [BACK TO TOP]


An unfavorable omen

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Hypernyms ("foreboding" is a kind of...):

omen; portent; presage; prodigy; prognostic; prognostication (a sign of something about to happen)

FOREBODING (adjective)

Sense 1foreboding [BACK TO TOP]


Ominously prophetic


foreboding; fateful; portentous


prophetic; prophetical (foretelling events as if by supernatural intervention)

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