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    Smile Re: forboding

    foreboding Show phonetics
    noun [C or U] LITERARY
    a feeling that something very bad is going to happen soon:
    Hi! I am wondering whether there are any words refer to a feeling that something very good or anything which is neither good nor bad will happen soon?

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    Re: forboding

    op·ti·mis·tic

    –adjective 1.disposed to take a favorable view of events or conditions and to expect the most favorable outcome. 2.reflecting optimism: an optimistic plan. 3.of or pertaining to optimism.

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    Re: forboding

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    good : harbinger, herald, usher

    bad : foreboding, premonition,presentiment

    neither good nor bad: hunch, omen, precursor,forerunner,foreshadower, portent

    The thesaurus is a good source of equivalent words.
    BTW, the correct spelling is foreboding.

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    #5

    Question Re: forboding

    Note I am not a teacher.

    Interesting to consider are words with prefix fore +
    Here you have some of them :

    forecast
    foreclose
    foredoomed
    foreknowlege
    foresee
    foreshadow
    foresight
    forestall
    foretaste
    foretell
    forethought
    forewarn

    Interestingly, world bode means
    to be a sign of something that will happen in the future, usually something particularly good or bad
    foreboding if it is fore + bode + ing constuction then lose the good meaning.
    Could any teacher explain that ?

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