Synonyms for ominous
ˈɒm ə nəsomi·nous
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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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baleful, forbidding, menacing, minacious, minatory, ominous, sinister, threateningadjective
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, ominousadjective
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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The manner in which this journalist was taken, by men claiming to be police, is very ominous and further evidence that the press is not safe in President John Magufuli's Tanzania.
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.
Despite the ominous headlines about a trade war with China, we're comfortable with U.S. equities at current prices amid favorable macro trends and surging earnings growth.
I remember very quiet nights at the dinner table, george was weighing grim scenarios and ominous intelligence about potentially even more devastating attacks.
The ominous reality was that a synchronized global sell-off had taken on a life of its own, with little prospect for self-correction.
Translations for ominous
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- зловещ, злокобенBulgarian
- ominósCatalan, Valencian
- varslende, ildevarslende, uheldsvangerDanish
- bedrohlich, unheilsschwanger, ominösGerman
- siniestro, ominoso, ominosaSpanish
- pahaendeline, kurjakuulutavEstonian
- pahaenteinen, uhkaava, enteellinenFinnish
- menaçant, sinistre, de mauvais augureFrench
- ominózus, baljós, baljóslatúHungarian
- malaugurante, predittivo, infaustoItalian
- złowieszczy, złowróżbnyPolish
- agourento, ominosoPortuguese
- зловещий, предвещающийRussian
- olycksbådande, illavarslandeSwedish
- అరిష్ట సూచకమైన, అశుభసూచకమైనTelugu
- uğursuz, meşum, karaTurkish
- провісницький, пророчий, зловіщийUkrainian
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