Ominous synonyms

ŏm'ə-nəs

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(UK, slang) disgusting; gross
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Often recurring to the mind and typically evoking poignant feelings
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That portends evil; ominous
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Serving as a warning.
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Conducive to success.
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The definition of suggestive is something hinted at or recommended.
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Not lucky; having, attended with, bringing, or involving bad luck; unfortunate, ill-fated, or ill-omened
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Of or constituting a culminating or decisive event, turning point, etc., esp. one that is unsettling or threatening
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(--- Archaic) On, to, or toward the left-hand side; left
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Unfavorable; inauspicious:
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Miserable, wretched, distressed, suffering.
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Sullen or threatening:
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Served without milk or cream:
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Dire is defined as something that is urgent.
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Foreshadowing evil or disaster; ominous.
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Overspread with or enveloped in darkness or dimness
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Involving peril or risk; dangerous
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Unlucky or doomed to disaster
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The definition of impending is about to happen.
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Extreme, as in degree or extent. Used especially of something negative:
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Unknown, surrounded in mystery.
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Not favorable; not auspicious.
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Of, or relating to a prophecy or a prophet
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Portending future disaster
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Ominous.
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Giving courage, confidence or hope
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Unpleasant; disagreeable:
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Having important consequences; often, specif., bringing death or destruction
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Suggesting imminent harm.
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Advantageous; helpful:
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Full of danger; likely to cause injury, pain, etc.; unsafe; perilous
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Causing gloom or misery; depressing
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Certain to suffer death, failure, or a similarly negative outcome.
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Shocking; terrible
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Like an oracle; wise, prophetic, mysterious, etc.
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Exceedingly harmful; causing harm, death, ruin.
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Characterized by an impassioned emphasis on damnation and eternal punishment
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Dignified and solemn or sedate in manner or mien
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Portending future disaster
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Portending future disaster
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Conveying or constituting a threat
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Giving or containing monition; admonishing
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The definition of propitious is someone that is helpful or generous.
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The definition of lucky is someone who has good fortune, something that brings good fortune, or something that results from good fortune and chance.
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Being especially well-adapted; felicitous:
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Unpropitious, unkind, faulty, not up to reasonable standard.
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Of a menacing or threatening nature; minatory.
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Synonym Study

  • Foreboding implies a portent or presentiment of something evil or harmful a foreboding anxiety
  • Fateful may imply a fatal character or control by fate, but is now usually applied to that which is of momentous or decisive significance a fateful decision
  • Portentous may imply a foreshadowing, esp. of evil, but is now more often used of that which arouses awe or amazement because of its prodigious or marvelous character a portentous event
  • Ominous implies a threatening character but does not necessarily connote a disastrous outcome the request was met by an ominous silence
Find another word for ominous. In this page you can discover 66 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for ominous, like: grim, haunting, portentous, premonitory, auspicious, suggestive, ill-omened, unlucky, apocalyptic, sinister and unpropitious.