foreboding foreboding  /fɔr ˈboʊ dɪŋ/


  1. (n) a feeling of evil to come
  2. (n) an unfavorable omen
  3. (adj) ominously prophetic


  1. You look at them and say they are beautiful, even though to you they look only foreboding.
  2. A dark cloud follows him, and Tolkien lays on the omens of foreboding: you get the sense that Trin was born under an unlucky star.
  3. Assassinations and forced retirements inject an odd sense of foreboding into presidential politics.


  1. Explore the sound of violence in 'Berberian Sound Studio'

    ‘Berberian Sound Studio” reminded me of the time my friend Daniela walked out of “The Shining.” “I can’t take it anymore. It’s too scary,” she said. It was the opening credits. But, in her defense: Who hasn’t been mesmerized, if not terrified, by the intensely foreboding theme...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: New York Post

  2. Divine drama: Stage 3 presents 'The Diviners'

    Dark, foreboding — and downright delightful: that's the seemingly disparate description of "The Diviners," the next play this season presented by Stage 3 Theatre Company in Sonora.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Modesto Bee


  1. "There are those who say we should look ahead to 2009 with foreboding," Johnson said.
    on Dec 31, 2008 By: Boris Johnson Source: FOXNews

  2. "There's a sense of foreboding and fear," said Ramachandra Guha, a prominent historian and author of India after Gandhi. "If it happens to the Tatas, it means something much more than if it was happening to other companies."
    on Feb 15, 2009 By: Ramachandra Guha Source: Globe and Mail

  3. "Evangelist Billy Graham had attempted to reach Kennedy . . . about his own foreboding. The Dallas mood was no secret," Manchester wrote.
    on Sep 20, 2009 By: William Manchester Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

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