Definitions for ominousˈɒm ə nəs
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baleful, forbidding, menacing, minacious, minatory, ominous, sinister, threatening(adj)
threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
"a baleful look"; "forbidding thunderclouds"; "his tone became menacing"; "ominous rumblings of discontent"; "sinister storm clouds"; "a sinister smile"; "his threatening behavior"; "ugly black clouds"; "the situation became ugly"
ill, inauspicious, ominous(adj)
presaging ill fortune
"ill omens"; "ill predictions"; "my words with inauspicious thunderings shook heaven"- P.B.Shelley; "a dead and ominous silence prevailed"; "a by-election at a time highly unpropitious for the Government"
Of or pertaining to an omen or to omens; being or exhibiting an omen; significant.
Specifically, giving indication of a coming ill; being an evil omen; threatening; portentous; inauspicious.
Origin: From ominosus, from omen, from os + -men
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
For an idea ever to be fashionable is ominous, since it must afterwards be always old-fashioned.
Animals like crows, owls or black cats are not ominous at all; it is the men's superstitious mind which is the inauspicious one!
Our discussions were based on how to bring under control and eliminate those ominous phenomena which are obstacles to stability, prosperity and cooperation in the region.
We don't think it will detract from the possibility that the Fed is considering a September rate hike, only if we saw ominous signs of a deterioration elsewhere in the data.
He is not making some political comment about the relative merits of capitalism and communism. He is rather restating ancient biblical teaching, he is pointing to the ominous signs in nature that suggest that humanity may now have tilled too much and kept too little.
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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- злокобен, зловещBulgarian
- ominósCatalan, Valencian
- uheldsvanger, ildevarslende, varslendeDanish
- unheilsschwanger, ominös, bedrohlichGerman
- ominosa, ominoso, siniestroSpanish
- kurjakuulutav, pahaendelineEstonian
- enteellinen, uhkaava, pahaenteinenFinnish
- sinistre, menaçant, de mauvais augureFrench
- baljós, ominózus, baljóslatúHungarian
- infausto, malaugurante, predittivoItalian
- złowróżbny, złowieszczyPolish
- agourento, ominosoPortuguese
- зловещий, предвещающийRussian
- illavarslande, olycksbådandeSwedish
- అశుభసూచకమైన, అరిష్ట సూచకమైనTelugu
- kara, meşum, uğursuzTurkish
- зловіщий, пророчий, провісницькийUkrainian
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