V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: the feeling or sense that something bad is going to happen

Synonyms: apprehension, fear, premonition, presentiment, dread

Antonyms: confidence, assurance

Tips: Foreboding is a sense or feeling that something bad is going to happen. When you dread or worry about something, and you're not exactly sure why, you have a feeling of foreboding (fear and apprehension.)

Usage Examples:

For some reason, stormy weather gives me a sense of foreboding. (apprehension, fear)

The ominous look on his face gave me an instant feeling of foreboding. (fear, dread)

When my boss called me into his office and closed the door, I immediately had a sense of foreboding and feared I was in trouble. (apprehension, dread)

When walking home alone, trust your instincts: if you have a sense of foreboding, run. (sense that something bad is going to happen)

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