Definitions for ominousˈɒm ə nəs

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  1. 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"

  2. 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"

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  1. ominous(Adjective)

    Of or pertaining to an omen or to omens; being or exhibiting an omen; significant.

  2. ominous(Adjective)

    Specifically, giving indication of a coming ill; being an evil omen; threatening; portentous; inauspicious.

  3. Origin: From ominosus, from omen, from os + -men


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