/ˈɪl-boʊdɪŋ/ (say 'il-bohding)

foreboding evil; inauspicious; unlucky: ill-boding stars.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Ill-boding — Ill bod ing, a. Boding evil; inauspicious; ill omened. Ill boding stars. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ill-boding — [il′bōd′iŋ] adj. boding evil; ominous …   English World dictionary

  • ill-boding — index dire, ominous, portentous (ominous), regrettable, unfavorable Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • ill-boding — /il boh ding/, adj. foreboding evil; inauspicious; unlucky: ill boding stars. [1585 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • ill-boding — ill′ bod′ing adj. foreboding evil; unlucky • Etymology: 1585–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • ill-boding — adjective Date: 1591 boding evil ; inauspicious …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ill-boding — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective : boding evil : inauspicious …   Useful english dictionary

  • ill-boding — adjective which bodes evil, spelling bad things Syn: inauspicious Ant: auspicious See Also: ill fated …   Wiktionary

  • Ill — Ill, adv. In a ill manner; badly; weakly. [1913 Webster] How ill this taper burns! Shak. [1913 Webster] Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, Where wealth accumulates and men decay. Goldsmith. [1913 Webster] Note: Ill, like above, well,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ill-bod|ing — «IHL BOH dihng», adjective. that bodes evil; ominous; unfavorable: »O malignant and ill boding stars (Shakespeare) …   Useful english dictionary

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