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Definition of "foreboding" []

  • A sense of impending evil or misfortune. (noun)
  • An evil omen; a portent. (noun)
  • Marked by or indicative of foreboding; ominous. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "foreboding" in a sentence
  • "With much foreboding from the other characters as to how the disaster has altered the healthy course of her mind, she commits herself to the path of revenge and vows to regain their inheritance from her bitter uncle or his invalid son."
  • "The word foreboding it self means premonition of something is coming, the video and scenes, I have purposely made them mysterious, a bit unconnected, yet a bit revealing the gist of the story of the curse, that something is coming, "The Curse," a confrontation, revealed in the end of the Unveiled version."
  • "Kazinski — the real foreboding is that a couple of minutes won’t really answer the question (unless the question is just did people ever use the term ‘police officer’ before 1960″?)."