fateful vs foreboding what difference

what is difference between fateful and foreboding

English

Etymology

From fate +‎ -ful.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈfeɪtfəl/

Adjective

fateful (comparative more fateful, superlative most fateful)

  1. Momentous, significant, setting or sealing one’s fate.
    It started with that fateful trip, history was never the same afterwards.
  2. Determined in advance by fate, fated.

Derived terms

  • fatefully

Translations



English

Alternative forms

  • forboding (much less commonly used)

Etymology

From Middle English forbodyng, vorboding, equivalent to fore- +‎ boding. Compare German Vorbote (harbinger, omen).

Noun

foreboding (plural forebodings)

  1. A sense of evil to come.
    Synonym: augury
  2. An evil omen.

Translations

Adjective

foreboding (comparative more foreboding, superlative most foreboding)

  1. Of ominous significance; serving as an ill omen; foretelling of harm or difficulty.

Verb

foreboding

  1. present participle of forebode

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