Associations to the word «Ominous»

Wiktionary

OMINOUS, adjective. Of or pertaining to an omen or to omens; being or exhibiting an omen; significant.
OMINOUS, adjective. Specifically, giving indication of a coming ill; being an evil omen; threatening; portentous; inauspicious.

Dictionary definition

OMINOUS, adjective. 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, adjective. 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".

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