Synonyms of 'presage'
to be a warning or sign of something about to happenDiplomats fear the incidents presage a new chapter in the conflict.
Comets, in Western tradition, always portend doom and gloom.
The two approaches signified a sharp difference between the men.
Katya had dried her eyes. That boded well.
Sales figures foreshadow more redundancies.
Already there were problems. It didn't augur well.
betoken, , ,
His demeanour betokened embarrassment at his prosperity.
an omenSoldiers used to believe a raven was a presage of coming battle.
Her appearance at this moment is an omen of disaster.
It is a sign of things to come.
a warning of impending doom
He delivered his election forecast.
He was unwilling to make a prediction for the coming year.
Nostradamus's prophecy of the end of the world
This is a frightening portent for the future.
harbinger (literary), , ,
a harbinger of winter
The country is obsessed with gloomy prognostications about its future.
The auguries of death are gathering around him.
She had some misgivings about what she was about to do.
I have a feeling that everything will come right for us.
You can't make a case on intuitions, you know.
It reflects real anger and apprehension about the future.
He had an unshakable premonition that he would die.
an uneasy sense of foreboding
He had a presentiment of disaster.
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in the sense of apprehension
anxiety or dreadIt reflects real anger and apprehension about the future.
in the sense of augur
to be a good or bad sign of future eventsAlready there were problems. It didn't augur well.
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Thesaurus for presage from the Collins English Thesaurus
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