1. Of momentous or ominous significance.
    Synonyms: ominous, momentous
    • 1931, H. P. Lovecraft, The Whisperer in Darkness, chapter 2:
      It is no longer in my possession, but my memory holds almost every word of its portentous message; and again I affirm my confidence in the sanity of the man who wrote it.
  2. Ominously prophetic.
    Synonyms: foreshadowing, predictive, premonitory, prognosticatory
  3. Puffed up with vanity.
Related terms Translations
  • German: unheildrohend
  • Italian: portentoso
  • Russian: злове́щий
  • Spanish: portentoso

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