noun see ominous

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  • ominousness — ominous ► ADJECTIVE ▪ giving the worrying impression that something bad is going to happen. DERIVATIVES ominously adverb ominousness noun. ORIGIN Latin ominosus, from omen omen …   English terms dictionary

  • Ominousness — Ominous Om i*nous, a. [L. ominosus, fr. omen. See {Omen}.] Of or pertaining to an omen or to omens; being or exhibiting an omen; significant; portentous; formerly used both in a favorable and unfavorable sense; now chiefly in the latter;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ominousness — See ominously. * * * …   Universalium

  • ominousness — noun The quality of being ominous …   Wiktionary

  • ominousness — É‘mɪnÉ™snɪs / É’m n. that which is or foreshadows an evil omen; threatening; portentous …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ominousness — om·i·nous·ness …   English syllables

  • ominousness — noun ( es) : the quality or state of being ominous …   Useful english dictionary

  • ominous — adjective Date: 1580 being or exhibiting an omen ; portentous; especially foreboding or foreshadowing evil ; inauspicious • ominously adverb • ominousness noun Synonyms: ominous, portentous, fateful mean havi …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • ominous — ominously, adv. ominousness, n. /om euh neuhs/, adj. 1. portending evil or harm; foreboding; threatening; inauspicious: an ominous bank of dark clouds. 2. having the significance of an omen. [1580 90; < L ominosus portentous, equiv. to omin (s.… …   Universalium

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