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 ominous ominous

adj

  • ( ) threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments  ( baleful, forbidding, menacing, minacious, minatory, ominous, sinister, threatening )
    threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
     a baleful look
    a baleful look
     forbidding thunderclouds
    forbidding thunderclouds
     his tone became menacing
    his tone became menacing
     ominous rumblings of discontent
    ominous rumblings of discontent
     sinister storm clouds
    sinister storm clouds
     a sinister smile
    a sinister smile
     his threatening behavior
    his threatening behavior
     ugly black clouds
    ugly black clouds
     the situation became ugly
    the situation became ugly
  • presaging ill fortune  ( ill, inauspicious, ominous )
    presaging ill fortune
     ill omens
    ill omens
     ill predictions
    ill predictions
     my words with inauspicious thunderings shook heaven
    my words with inauspicious thunderings shook heaven
     a dead and ominous silence prevailed
    a dead and ominous silence prevailed
     a by-election at a time highly unpropitious for the Government
    a by-election at a time highly unpropitious for the Government


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