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Synonyms for portentous
pɔrˈtɛn təs, poʊr-por·ten·tous

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. portentous

    Awful should not be used of things which are merely disagreeable or annoying, nor of all that are alarming and terrible, but only of such as bring a solemn awe upon the soul, as in the presence of a superior power; as, the awful hush before the battle. That which is awful arouses an oppressive, that which is august an admiring reverence; we speak of the august presence of a mighty monarch, the awful presence of death. We speak of an exalted station, a grand mountain, an imposing presence, a majestic cathedral, a noble mien, a solemn litany, a stately march, an august assembly, the awful scene of the Judgment Day.

    Synonyms:
    alarming, appalling, august, awful, dire, direful, dread, dreadful, fearful, frightful, grand, horrible, imposing, majestic, noble, shocking, solemn, stately, terrible, terrific

    Antonyms:
    base, beggarly, commonplace, contemptible, despicable, humble, inferior, lowly, mean, paltry, undignified, vulgar

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. portentous

    Synonyms:
    indicative, suggestive, threatening, prophetic, predictive, ominous, premonitory

    Antonyms:
    auspicious, hopeful, cheering, assuring, animating, encouraging, joyous

Princeton's WordNet

  1. portentous, prodigiousadjective

    of momentous or ominous significance

    "such a portentous...monster raised all my curiosity"- Herman Melville; "a prodigious vision"

    Synonyms:
    prodigious, olympian, stupendous, foreboding(a), fateful, colossal, surpassing, overblown, grandiloquent, pontifical, pompous, exceeding, exceptional

    Antonyms:
    insignificant, unimportant, unpretentious, unprophetic

  2. fateful, foreboding(a), portentousadjective

    ominously prophetic

    Antonyms:
    unimportant, insignificant, unpretentious, unprophetic

  3. grandiloquent, overblown, pompous, pontifical, portentousadjective

    puffed up with vanity

    "a grandiloquent and boastful manner"; "overblown oratory"; "a pompous speech"; "pseudo-scientific gobbledygook and pontifical hooey"- Newsweek

    Synonyms:
    prodigious, papal, foreboding(a), tall, episcopal, overblown, grandiloquent, apostolic, pontifical, fateful, pompous, ceremonious, magniloquent, apostolical

    Antonyms:
    unimportant, unpretentious, insignificant, unprophetic

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. portentousadjective

    Synonyms:
    ominous (of ill), premonitory, ill-boding

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. portentousadjective

    Synonyms:
    ominous, premonitory, monstrous, prodigious

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