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English noun: premonition

1. premonition (feeling) a feeling of evil to come

SamplesA steadily escalating sense of foreboding.
The lawyer had a presentiment that the judge would dismiss the case.

Synonymsboding, foreboding, presentiment

Broader (hypernym)apprehension, apprehensiveness, dread

Narrower (hyponym)presage, shadow

2. premonition (communication) an early warning about a future event


Broader (hypernym)warning

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