Fore·bod·ing, n. Presage of coming ill; expectation of misfortune.
Fore·bode v. t. [imp. & p. p. Foreboded; p. pr. & vb. n. Foreboding.]
1. To foretell.
2. To be prescient of (some ill or misfortune); to have an inward conviction of, as of a calamity which is about to happen; to augur despondingly.
His heart forebodes a mystery. --Tennyson.
Sullen, desponding, and foreboding nothing but wars and desolation, as the certain consequence of Cæsar's death. --Middleton.
I have a sort of foreboding about him. --H. James.
Syn: -- To foretell; predict; prognosticate; augur; presage; portend; betoken.
adj : of ominous significance [syn: fateful, foreboding(a), portentous]
n 1: a feeling of evil to come; "a steadily escalating sense of
foreboding"; "the lawyer had a presentiment that the
judge would dismiss the case" [syn: premonition, presentiment,
2: an unfavorable omen