noun see portentous

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  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • portentousness — noun The quality of being portentous See Also: portentous, portentously …   Wiktionary

  • portentousness — por·ten·tous·ness …   English syllables

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  • portentous — adjective Date: 15th century 1. of, relating to, or constituting a portent < suspense, portentous foreshadowing, hints of sinister and violent mysteries Francine Prose > 2. eliciting amazement or wonder ; prodigious 3. a. being a grave or serious …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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