What does portentous mean?

Definitions for portentous
pɔrˈtɛn təs, poʊr-por·ten·tous

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word portentous.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. portentous, prodigious(adj)

    of momentous or ominous significance

    "such a portentous...monster raised all my curiosity"- Herman Melville; "a prodigious vision"

  2. fateful, foreboding(a), portentous(adj)

    ominously prophetic

  3. grandiloquent, overblown, pompous, pontifical, portentous(adj)

    puffed up with vanity

    "a grandiloquent and boastful manner"; "overblown oratory"; "a pompous speech"; "pseudo-scientific gobbledygook and pontifical hooey"- Newsweek

Wiktionary

  1. portentous(Adjective)

    Of momentous or ominous significance.

  2. portentous(Adjective)

    Ominously prophetic.

  3. portentous(Adjective)

    Puffed up with vanity.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Portentous(adj)

    of the nature of a portent; containing portents; foreshadowing, esp. foreshadowing ill; ominous

    Etymology: [L. portentosus.]

  2. Portentous(adj)

    hence: Monstrous; prodigious; wonderful; dreadful; as, a beast of portentous size

    Etymology: [L. portentosus.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of portentous in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of portentous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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