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Foreboding vs. Ominous

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Forebodingnoun

A sense of evil to come.

Ominousadjective

Of or pertaining to an omen or to omens; being or exhibiting an omen; significant.

Forebodingnoun

An evil omen.

Ominousadjective

Specifically, giving indication of a coming ill; being an evil omen

Forebodingadjective

Of ominous significance; serving as an ill omen; foretelling of harm or difficulty.

Ominousadjective

Of or pertaining to an omen or to omens; being or exhibiting an omen; significant; portentous; - formerly used both in a favorable and unfavorable sense; now chiefly in the latter; foreboding or foreshowing evil; inauspicious; as, an ominous dread.

‘He had a good ominous name to have made a peace.’; ‘In the heathen worship of God, a sacrifice without a heart was accounted ominous.’;

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Forebodingverb

present participle of forebode

Ominousadjective

threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments;

‘a baleful look’; ‘forbidding thunderclouds’; ‘his tone became menacing’; ‘ominous rumblings of discontent’; ‘sinister storm clouds’; ‘a sinister smile’; ‘his threatening behavior’; ‘ugly black clouds’; ‘the situation became ugly’;

Forebodingnoun

Presage of coming ill; expectation of misfortune.

Ominousadjective

presaging ill-fortune;

‘ill omens’; ‘ill predictions’; ‘my words with inauspicious thunderings shook heaven’; ‘a dead and ominous silence prevailed’; ‘a by-election at a time highly unpropitious for the Government’;

Forebodingnoun

a feeling of evil to come;

‘a steadily escalating sense of foreboding’; ‘the lawyer had a presentiment that the judge would dismiss the case’;

Forebodingnoun

an unfavorable omen

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Forebodingadjective

of ominous significance

Forebodingnoun

a feeling that something bad will happen; fearful apprehension

‘with a sense of foreboding she read the note’;

Forebodingadjective

implying that something bad is going to happen

‘when the Doctor spoke, his voice was dark and foreboding’;

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