portent

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Something that portends an event about to occur, especially an unfortunate or evil event; an omen
Something regarded as portentous; a marvel; prodigy
A portending; significance; as, a howl of dire portent
anything that indicates what is to happen
{n} an omen or token of ill, sign, prodigy
A portent is something that indicates what is likely to happen in the future. The savage civil war there could be a portent of what's to come in the rest of the region = indication, sign. a sign or warning that something is going to happen = omen portent of
a sign of something about to happen; "he looked for an omen before going into battle"
that which portends evil; a sign of coming calamity; an omen; a sign
Forewarning of something to be feared; hint or indication of a future undesired event or consequence
{i} indication, hint; sign, omen of future events
That which portends, or foretoken; esp
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ominous; portending evil
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marvelous; prodigious; wonderful
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ominous
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{a} foreboding, ominous, monstrous
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foreshadowing ill; ominous
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monster raised all my curiosity"- Herman Melville; "a prodigious vision
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disapproval If someone's way of speaking, writing, or behaving is portentous, they speak, write, or behave more seriously than necessary because they want to impress other people. There was nothing portentous or solemn about him. He was bubbling with humour. portentous prose. = pompous + portentously por·ten·tous·ly `The difference is,' he said portentously, `you are Anglo-Saxons, we are Latins.'
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{s} boding evil; prophesying bad events; impressive, amazing; ideal, exemplary; pompous, arrogant
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of momentous or ominous significance; "such a portentous
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puffed up with vanity; "a grandiloquent and boastful manner"; "overblown oratory"; "a pompous speech"; "pseudo-scientific gobbledygook and pontifical hooey"- Newsweek
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of momentous or ominous significance; "such a portentous monster raised all my curiosity"- Herman Melville; "a prodigious vision"
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Something that is portentous is important in indicating or affecting future events. In social politics, too, the city's contribution to 20th century thought and culture was no less portentous
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Of the nature of a portent; containing portents; foreshadowing, esp
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of ominous significance
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Hence: Monstrous; prodigious; wonderful; dreadful; as, a beast of portentous size
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plural of portent
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