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Definitions and Synonyms of ominous | Another word for ominous | What is ominous?

Definition 1: threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where ominous or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for ominous in the sense of this definition

(ominous is similar to ...) frightening because of an awareness of danger

Definition 2: presaging ill fortune - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where ominous or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • ill omens
  • ill predictions
  • my words with inauspicious thunderings shook heaven
  • a dead and ominous silence prevailed
  • a by-election at a time highly unpropitious for the Government

Synonyms for ominous in the sense of this definition

(ominous is similar to ...) not propitious

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