what is difference between foreboding and premonition
- forboding (much less commonly used)
From Middle English forbodyng, vorboding, equivalent to fore- + boding. Compare German Vorbote (“harbinger, omen”).
foreboding (plural forebodings)
- A sense of evil to come.
- Synonym: augury
- An evil omen.
foreboding (comparative more foreboding, superlative most foreboding)
- Of ominous significance; serving as an ill omen; foretelling of harm or difficulty.
- present participle of forebode
- præmonition (archaic)
Mid 15th century, from Anglo-Norman premunition, from Ecclesiastical Latin praemonitiōnem (“a forewarning”), form of praemonitiō, from Latin praemonitus, past participle of praemoneō, from prae (“before”) (English pre-) + moneō (“to warn”) (from which English monitor).
Compare Germanic forewarning.
- enPR: prĕm’ə-, prē’mə-nĭshʹən
- Rhymes: -ɪʃən
premonition (plural premonitions)
- A clairvoyant or clairaudient experience, such as a dream, which resonates with some event in the future.
- Synonym: vision
- A strong intuition that something is about to happen (usually something negative, but not exclusively).
- Synonyms: bad feeling, foreboding, gut feeling, hunch, (informal) second sight