Meaning of forebode in English:


Pronunciation /fɔːˈbəʊd/

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[with object]
  • 1 archaic (of a situation or occurrence) act as an advance warning of (something bad)

    ‘this lull foreboded some new assault upon him’
    • ‘This is an ambitious but important security mechanism; however, inadequate military resources, fragile political institutions, and weak economies forebode great difficulty in getting started.’
    • ‘The sobering presentation foreboded the future of Taiwan's relationship with the United States.’
    • ‘Their return in a second blister pack of two miniatures forebodes devastation among enemy ranks!’
    • ‘It forebodes a deeper commitment than we have seen evidence of in just the 10 episodes.’
    • ‘Paper money had depreciated, and the conditions foreboded a crash.’
    presage, augur, portend, prognosticate, foreshadow, foreshow, foretell, forecast, predict, prophesy, forewarn, warn of, be a warning of, herald, be an omen of, be a harbinger of
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    1. 1.1Have a presentiment of (something bad)
      ‘I foreboded mischief the moment I heard’
      • ‘We foreboded it, yet I was stupid enough to bring them.’