Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: foreboding
IPA transcription: [fɔɹb'oʊdɪŋ]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: fateful, foreboding(a), portentous
    Meaning: ominously prophetic
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: foreboding, premonition, presentiment, boding
    Meaning: a feeling of evil to come; "a steadily escalating sense of foreboding"; "the lawyer had a presentiment that the judge would dismiss the case"
Usage examples
  • It is remarkable that she seems to have had more than a mere apprehension, almost an assured foreboding, of what awaited her.
  • With these conditions prevailing, the graduation exercises of the class of 1920 of the National Military Academy at West Point, held for many a foreboding promise of momentous changes, but the 12th of June found the usual gay scene at the great institution overlooking the Hudson.
  • She became fervent in her devotions at church, and as the old people saw her approach, so wasted away, yet with a hectic gloom and that hallowed air which melancholy diffuses round the form, they would make way for her as for something spiritual, and looking after her, would shake their heads in gloomy foreboding.