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foreboding

noun [C or U] uk   /fɔːˈbəʊ.dɪŋ/ us    /fɔːrˈboʊ-/ literary
a feeling that something very bad is going to happen soon: There's a sense of foreboding in the capital, as if fighting might at any minute break out. Her forebodings about the future were to prove justified. [+ (that)] He had a strange foreboding (that) something would go wrong.
Translations of “foreboding”
in Spanish presentimiento…
in French pressentiment…
in German die Ahnung…
in Chinese (Traditional) (對不祥之事的)預感…
in Russian дурное предчувствие…
in Turkish içe doğma, sezi, önsezi…
in Chinese (Simplified) (对不祥之事的)预感…
in Polish złe przeczucie…
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