Foreboding and Portent


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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

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


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Portent noun – Something believed to be a sign or warning of a future event.
Usage example: a red sky in the morning can be a portent of a coming storm

Foreboding is a synonym for portent in premonition topic. You can use "Foreboding" instead a noun "Portent", if it concerns topics such as vision, prediction, sign, indication. popular alternative
Nearby Words: portentous, portend, portending, portentously
Synonyms for Portent

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ominous ominous foreboding ominous portent

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