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Difference between Forbidding and Foreboding

Forbidding means unpleasant, often with the connotation something is being prevented or slowed.

  • He gave us a forbidding look when we asked about our bill.
  • The forbidding traffic made us late for the game.

Foreboding is a premonition about something (usually negative).

  • She had a foreboding her husband would be injured on the job.