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4 definitions found
 for foreboding
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Forebode \Fore*bode"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Foreboded; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Foreboding.] [AS. forebodian; fore + bodian to
     announce. See Bode v. t.]
     1. To foretell.
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     2. To be prescient of (some ill or misfortune); to have an
        inward conviction of, as of a calamity which is about to
        happen; to augur despondingly.
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              His heart forebodes a mystery.        --Tennyson.
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              Sullen, desponding, and foreboding nothing but wars
              and desolation, as the certain consequence of
              C[ae]sar's death.                     --Middleton.
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              I have a sort of foreboding about him. --H. James.
  
     Syn: To foretell; predict; prognosticate; augur; presage;
          portend; betoken.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Foreboding \Fore*bod"ing\, n.
     Presage of coming ill; expectation of misfortune.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  foreboding
      adj 1: ominously prophetic [syn: fateful, foreboding(a),
             portentous]
      n 1: a feeling of evil to come; "a steadily escalating sense of
           foreboding"; "the lawyer had a presentiment that the judge
           would dismiss the case" [syn: foreboding, premonition,
           presentiment, boding]
      2: an unfavorable omen

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  227 Moby Thesaurus words for "foreboding":
     abusive, actuarial prediction, advance notice, affect, affection,
     agitated, agitation, all-overish, all-overs, angst, anxiety,
     anxiety hysteria, anxiety neurosis, anxious, anxious bench,
     anxious concern, anxious seat, anxioused up, anxiousness,
     apocalypse, apocalyptic, apprehension, apprehensive,
     apprehensiveness, augury, bad, baleful, baneful, black,
     bludgeoning, blustering, bodeful, boding, bothered, browbeating,
     bulldozing, bullying, cankerworm of care, care, clairvoyance,
     commination, comminatory, concern, concerned, concernment, dark,
     denunciation, denunciatory, dire, disquiet, disquieted,
     disquietude, distress, disturbance, disturbed, doomful, doubt,
     dread, dreary, emotion, emotional charge, emotional shade,
     empty threat, evil, evil-starred, experience, fateful, fear,
     fear-inspiring, fearful, feeling, feeling tone, forebodingness,
     forecast, forecasting, forefeeling, foreknowing, foreknowledge,
     forerunning, foreseeability, foreshadowing, foreshowing, foresight,
     foretelling, foretoken, forewarning, forewisdom, funny feeling,
     gloomy, guesswork, gut reaction, heartthrob, hectoring, hunch,
     idle threat, ill, ill-boding, ill-fated, ill-omened, ill-starred,
     imminence, imminent, implied threat, impression, improbability,
     in a pucker, in a stew, inauspicious, inquietude, intimation,
     intimidating, intimidation, intuition, intuitive impression,
     lowering, malaise, menace, menacing, minacious, minatory,
     misgiving, nervous, nervous strain, nervous tension, nervousness,
     of evil portent, omen, ominous, on tenterhooks, overanxiety,
     overanxious, overapprehensive, passion, perturbation, perturbed,
     pins and needles, plenty of notice, portending, portent,
     portentous, preapprehension, precautional, precautionary,
     precautioning, precognition, precursive, precursory, prediction,
     prefiguration, prefigurement, prefiguring, premonition,
     premonitory, prenotice, prenotification, prenotion, presage,
     presaging, prescience, presentiment, preshowing, presignifying,
     prewarning, probability, prodromal, prodromic, profound sense,
     prognosis, prognostic, prognostication, promise, promise of harm,
     prophecy, prophesying, prospectus, pucker, qualm, qualmishness,
     reaction, response, sensation, sense, sentiment, sign, sinister,
     solicitous, solicitude, somber, soothsay, speculation,
     statistical prediction, stew, strain, strained, suspense,
     suspenseful, suspicion, sword of Damocles, tense, tension,
     terroristic, terrorizing, threat, threatening, threateningness,
     threatful, threatfulness, trouble, troubled, undercurrent,
     uneasiness, uneasy, unfavorable, unfortunate, unlucky, unpromising,
     unpropitious, unquietness, untoward, upset, vague feeling,
     vague idea, vaticination, vexation, warning, zeal, zealous
  
  

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