baleful, forbidding, menacing, minacious, minatory, ominous, sinister, threatening(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"
ill, inauspicious, ominous(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"
Of or pertaining to an omen or to omens; being or exhibiting an omen; significant.
Specifically, giving indication of a coming ill; being an evil omen; threatening; portentous; inauspicious.
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How to use ominous in a sentence?
Animals like crows, owls or black cats are not ominous at all; it is the men's superstitious mind which is the inauspicious one!
The second informal meeting as such is significant given these ominous signals at bilateral, regional and global levels, stabilizing relations is important as both are seized with a number of issues – domestic as well as regional.
No one knows how a star behaves in the weeks before it explodes, and there were some ominous predictions that Betelgeuse was ready to become a supernova, chances are, however, that it will not explode during our lifetime, but who knows ?
He is not making some political comment about the relative merits of capitalism and communism. He is rather restating ancient biblical teaching, he is pointing to the ominous signs in nature that suggest that humanity may now have tilled too much and kept too little.
We usually expect opinions on the operation of government to shift depending on which party is in charge. But there’s an ominous feeling by Democrats and Republicans alike that a ‘Deep State’ of unelected operatives are pulling the levers of power.
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- злокобен, зловещBulgarian
- ominósCatalan, Valencian
- uheldsvanger, ildevarslende, varslendeDanish
- unheilsschwanger, ominös, bedrohlichGerman
- ominosa, ominoso, siniestroSpanish
- kurjakuulutav, pahaendelineEstonian
- enteellinen, uhkaava, pahaenteinenFinnish
- sinistre, menaçant, de mauvais augureFrench
- baljós, ominózus, baljóslatúHungarian
- infausto, malaugurante, predittivoItalian
- złowróżbny, złowieszczyPolish
- agourento, ominosoPortuguese
- зловещий, предвещающийRussian
- illavarslande, olycksbådandeSwedish
- అశుభసూచకమైన, అరిష్ట సూచకమైనTelugu
- kara, meşum, uğursuzTurkish
- зловіщий, пророчий, провісницькийUkrainian
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