Anticipation and Presage


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Anticipation noun – The act or state of looking forward to some occurrence.
Presage and anticipation are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Presage" instead a noun "Anticipation".
Nearby Words: anticipate, anticipated, anticipating, anticipatory, anticipant
Synonyms for Anticipation


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Presage noun – A feeling that something bad will happen.
Usage example: I had a nagging presage that the results of my medical tests would not be good

Anticipation and presage are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Anticipation" instead a noun "Presage".
Nearby Words: presaging, presaged
Synonyms for Presage
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