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.

  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

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. George Santayana:

    For an idea ever to be fashionable is ominous, since it must afterwards be always old-fashioned.

  2. Abdullah Karasu:

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

  3. Srikanth Kondapalli:

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

  4. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Animals like crows, owls or black cats are not ominous at all; it is the men's superstitious mind which is the inauspicious one!

  5. David Joy:

    The message that financials are sending about growth is more ominous, banks are a proxy for the outlook for growth. And the outlook is diminishing.

Images & Illustrations of ominous

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