Foreboding and Omen


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Foreboding noun – A feeling that something bad will happen.
Usage example: I have this strange foreboding that your ski vacation will not turn out well, so be extra careful

Omen is a synonym for foreboding in vision topic. In some cases you can use "Omen" instead a noun "Foreboding", when it comes to topics like prediction, sign, portent, warning. popular alternative
Nearby Word: foreboded
Synonyms for Foreboding


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Omen noun – Something believed to be a sign or warning of a future event.
Usage example: some people still believe that a black cat crossing your path is a bad omen

Foreboding is a synonym for omen in portent topic. You can use "Foreboding" instead a noun "Omen", if it concerns topics such as vision, prediction, sign, sign of something to come. popular alternative
Synonyms for Omen

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