HyperDic: ominous

English > 2 senses of the word ominous:
ADJECTIVEallominous, baleful, forbidding, menacing, minacious, minatory, sinister, threateningthreatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
allominous, ill, inauspiciouspresaging ill fortune
ominous > pronunciation
Soundsaa'mahnahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > ominous: 2 senses > adjective 1
Meaningthreatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments.
Example "ominous rumblings of discontent"
Synonymsbaleful, forbidding, menacing, minacious, minatory, sinister, threatening
BroaderalarmingFrightening because of an awareness of danger
Spanishagorero, amenazador, amenazante, funesto, ominoso, siniestro
Catalanamenaçador, ominós, sinistre
Nounsomena sign of something about to happen
Adverbsominouslyin an ominous manner
English > ominous: 2 senses > adjective 2
Meaningpresaging ill fortune.
Example "a dead and ominous silence prevailed"
Synonymsill, inauspicious
Broaderunpropitiousnot propitious
Spanishagorero, ominoso
Catalanamenaçador, ominós
Nounsomena sign of something about to happen

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