portentous

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ominous; portending evil
marvelous; prodigious; wonderful
{a} foreboding, ominous, monstrous
Of the nature of a portent; containing portents; foreshadowing, esp
Hence: Monstrous; prodigious; wonderful; dreadful; as, a beast of portentous size
monster raised all my curiosity"- Herman Melville; "a prodigious vision
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.'
foreshadowing ill; ominous
of momentous or ominous significance; "such a portentous
puffed up with vanity; "a grandiloquent and boastful manner"; "overblown oratory"; "a pompous speech"; "pseudo-scientific gobbledygook and pontifical hooey"- Newsweek
of momentous or ominous significance; "such a portentous monster raised all my curiosity"- Herman Melville; "a prodigious vision"
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
{s} boding evil; prophesying bad events; impressive, amazing; ideal, exemplary; pompous, arrogant
of ominous significance
ominous
portent
Something that portends an event about to occur, especially an unfortunate or evil event; an omen
portentously
in an ominous manner
portentously
in a pompous manner
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anything that indicates what is to happen
portent
{n} an omen or token of ill, sign, prodigy
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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
portent
That which portends, or foretoken; esp
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{i} indication, hint; sign, omen of future events
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Forewarning of something to be feared; hint or indication of a future undesired event or consequence
portent
that which portends evil; a sign of coming calamity; an omen; a sign
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a sign of something about to happen; "he looked for an omen before going into battle"
portent
a portending; significance; as, a howl of dire portent
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something regarded as portentous; a marvel; prodigy
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in the manner of boding evil; ideally, in an exemplary manner; arrogantly, pompously
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in a portentous manner; "portentously, the engines began to roll
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