ominous definition

  • adjective:
    • Menacing; threatening: ominous black clouds; ominous rumblings of discontent.
    • Of or becoming an omen, specifically an evil one.
    • Of or with respect to an omen or even to omens; being or exhibiting an omen; significant.
    • Specifically, giving indication of a coming ill; becoming an evil omen; threatening; portentous; inauspicious.
    • Of or regarding an omen or to omens; being or exhibiting an omen; significant; portentous; -- formerly utilized in both a great and bad sense; now mainly within the latter; foreboding or foreshowing evil; inauspicious.
    • presaging ill lot of money
    • threatening or foreshadowing wicked or tragic developments
  • others:
    • Conveying some omen; providing as an indication or token; significant.
    • of great omen; auspicious.
    • Of sick omen; providing indicator of coming sick; portentous; inauspicious; unfortunate.

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