Origin of forebodingOld English forebodung
- The definition of foreboding is someone or something that implies something bad or dangerous will occur.
An example of foreboding is dark clouds that suggest rain is likely.
- Foreboding is defined as a feeling or premonition that something bad is going to occur.
An example of foreboding is a feeling of unease and a worry that imminent danger is about to occur.
- A sense of impending evil or misfortune.
- An evil omen; a portent.
(comparative more foreboding, superlative most foreboding)
- Of ominous significance; serving as an ill omen; foretelling of harm or difficulty.
- Present participle of forebode.
fore- + boding
- She wandered around the house with a foreboding that this was the last time she would see it.
- He did not know why, but he felt a foreboding that he would not carry out his intention.
- Sofia shrugged the sense of foreboding away and stuffed her hands into her pockets.
- He felt the sense of foreboding again, the unseen danger toward Katie.
- Despite his foreboding, he left the chamber and sent word for Vara to meet him at the main gate.