ominous
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈɒmɪnəs/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈɑmɪnəs/
Adjective

ominous

  1. Of or pertaining to an omen or to omens; being or exhibiting an omen; significant.
  2. Specifically, giving indication of a coming ill; being an evil omen
    Synonyms: threatening, portentous, inauspicious
    • California poll support for Jerry Brown's tax increases has ominous implications for U.S. taxpayers too Los Angeles Times Headline April 25, 2011
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