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, threateningadjective

    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, ominousadjective

    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. ominousadjective

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

  2. ominousadjective

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

  3. 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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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. The Post:

    The moon dropped over like an ominous curtain, it was as if the black-hand of fate had snuffed man’s solar candle. And suddenly the watching thousands realized the wonder of the universe and the weakness of little men.

  2. Lakshheish M Patel:

    Since BSNL internet connection has been closed down since morning today under influence of corporate bodies it is an ominous sign of some major up or down in the stock market in the first hour of trading session. BEWARE

  3. Peter Turkson:

    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.

  4. Abdullah Karasu:

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

  5. Srikanth Kondapalli:

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

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    not transmitting or reflecting light or radiant energy; impenetrable to sight
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