What does ominous mean?

Definitions for ominous
ˈɒm ə nəsomi·nous

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Princeton's WordNet

  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"

Wiktionary

  1. ominous(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: From ominosus, from omen, from os + -men

  2. ominous(Adjective)

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

    Etymology: From ominosus, from omen, from os + -men

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ominous

    om′in-us, adj. pertaining to, or containing, an omen: foreboding evil: inauspicious.—adv. Om′inously.—n. Om′inousness.

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How to say ominous in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ominous in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ominous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of ominous in a Sentence

  1. Abdullah Karasu:

    But I doubt it's finished ... This silence is ominous. It's almost as unnerving as the rockets landing.

  2. Srikanth Kondapalli:

    The second informal meeting as such is significant given these ominous signals at bilateral, regional and global levels.

  3. D. W. Brogan:

    For Americans war is almost all of the time a nuisance, and military skill is a luxury like Mah-Jongg. But when the issue is brought home to them, war becomes as important, for the necessary period, as business or sport. And it is hard to decide which is likely to be the more ominous for the Axis -- an American decision that this is sport, or that it is business.

  4. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani:

    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.

  5. Jasmine Crenshaw:

    The statements made by the deputy police chief and the event’s ostentatious show of power send an ominous, frightening message: that, as an official stance, law enforcement will not tolerate expressions acknowledging our nation’s history of unequal treatment and systematic oppression, the magnitude of this event chills the belief that police should be held accountable when they abuse their power or discriminate against people of color, and pressures student athletes to act as props of the police.

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