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Dictionary definition for: Ominous

1. (s) 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 clo

2. (s) 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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