portentous definition

  • adjective:
    • For The nature of or constituting a portent; foreboding: "Today's element of society is portentous of great change” ( Edward Bellamy).
    • High In unspecifiable relevance; exciting wonder and awe: "These Types Of a portentous and mysterious monster roused all my curiosity” ( Herman Melville).
    • Marked by pompousness; pretentiously weighty.
    • Of momentous or ominous significance.
    • Ominously prophetic.
    • Puffed up with vanity.
    • of nature of a portent; containing portents; foreshadowing, esp. foreshadowing sick; ominous.
    • therefore: Monstrous; prodigious; wonderful; terrible.
    • of momentous or ominous relevance
    • ominously prophetic
    • puffed up with vanity
  • others:
    • of nature of a portent; ominous; foreshowing sick.
    • Monstrous; prodigious; wonderful.

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