Meaning of forewarning in English:


Pronunciation /fɔːˈwɔːnɪŋ/

See synonyms for forewarning


  • An advance warning.

    ‘officials had no forewarning of the attacks’
    • ‘If I'd taken his strange forewarnings seriously, I might've been prepared to deal with the loss.’
    • ‘The UN failed to respond to impending massacres despite forewarnings in all three cases.’
    • ‘We had good collaboration, and as the gentleman mentioned earlier, we had a lot of forewarning, a lot of cancellations.’
    • ‘As a forewarning, this is my longest chapter yet, but it is also crucial to the plot development that I am trying to reach, and to introduce elements and thoughts that will play larger roles in the future.’