Definition of Ominous in English :

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Ominous meaning in English

Meaning of Ominous in English

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Ominous pronunciation in English

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1. baleful, forbidding, menacing, minacious, minatory, ominous, sinister, threatening

threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments

Example Sentences:
'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

presaging ill fortune

Example Sentences:
'ill omens'
'ill predictions'
'my words with inauspicious thunderings shook heaven'
'a dead and ominous silence prevailed'
'a by-election at a time highly unpropitious for the Government'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of ominous
foreboding evil
serving as or having significance as an omen

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see synonyms of ominous
of or serving as an omen; esp., having the character of an evil omen; threatening; sinister

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of ominous
1. Menacing; threatening: ominous black clouds; ominous rumblings of discontent.
2. Of or being an omen, especially an evil one.

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