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Meaning of OMINOUS

Pronunciation:  'âmunus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [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"
  2. [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"
 

OMINOUS is a 7 letter word that starts with O.

 

 Synonyms: alarming, baleful, forbidding, ill, inauspicious, menacing, minacious, minatory, sinister, threatening, ugly, unpropitious
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Om"i*nous\, a. [L. ominosus, fr. omen. See {Omen}.]
Of or pertaining to an omen or to omens; being or exhibiting
an omen; significant; portentous; -- formerly used both in a
favorable and unfavorable sense; now chiefly in the latter;
foreboding or foreshowing evil; inauspicious; as, an ominous
dread.

      He had a good ominous name to have made a peace.
                                               --Bacon.

      In the heathen worship of God, a sacrifice without a
      heart was accounted ominous.             --South.
-- {Om"i*nous*ly}, adv. -- {Om"i*nous*ness}, n.

 
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