Portentousness
Portentous Por*tent"ous, a. [L. portentosus.] 1. Of the nature of a portent; containing portents; foreshadowing, esp. foreshadowing ill; ominous. [1913 Webster]

For, I believe, they are portentous things. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Victories of strange and almost portentous splendor. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence: Monstrous; prodigious; wonderful; dreadful; as, a beast of portentous size. --Roscommon. [1913 Webster] -- {Por*tent"ous*ly}, adv. -- {Por*tent"ous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


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