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Definition of "ill-boding" [ill•-bod•ing]

  • Portending evil; inauspicious. (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 "ill-boding" in a sentence
  • "Chrysler Group LLC The sound of the Cherokee at full whoop—a dark-soaring and portentous cackle, an ill-boding pressure wave like a string of distant daisy-cutters—is exceedingly pleasant, says Mr. Neil."
  • "I would also mildly observe that the sound of the Cherokee at full whoop—a dark-soaring and portentous cackle, an ill-boding pressure wave like a string of distant daisy-cutters—is exceedingly pleasant."
  • "That will put to rest all ill-boding parallels with the Smoot-Hawley tariffs and their allegedly ominous consequences."