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Portentous synonyms

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Menacing; threatening:
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  1. Menacing; threatening:
  2. Of or being an omen, especially an evil one.
  3. Of or serving as an omen; esp., having the character of an evil omen; threatening; sinister
Characterized by foreboding
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  1. Characterized by foreboding
  2. Ominous.
Of, having the nature of, or containing a prophecy
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  1. Of, having the nature of, or containing a prophecy
  2. Of, belonging to, or characteristic of a prophet or prophecy:
  3. Foretelling events as if by divine inspiration:
Of great moment; very important
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  1. Of great moment; very important
  2. Of utmost importance; of outstanding significance or consequence:
Excellent; extraordinary:
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  1. Excellent; extraordinary:
  2. Not frequently encountered; scarce; unusual
  3. Infrequently occurring; uncommon:
Going far beyond the ordinary degree, measure, limit, etc.; very unusual; exceptional; remarkable
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  1. Going far beyond the ordinary degree, measure, limit, etc.; very unusual; exceptional; remarkable
  2. Employed or used for a special service, function, or occasion:
  3. Highly exceptional; remarkable:
Fairly large in amount or quantity:
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  1. Fairly large in amount or quantity:
  2. Having or likely to have a major effect; important:
  3. Having or expressing a covert or nonverbal meaning; suggestive:
Of or constituting a culminating or decisive event, turning point, etc., esp. one that is unsettling or threatening
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  1. Of or constituting a culminating or decisive event, turning point, etc., esp. one that is unsettling or threatening
  2. Characterized by predictions of or allusions to a disastrous outcome:
  3. Relating to or predicting the end of the world, especially as described in the Bible or another religious text.
Portending harm; ominous.
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  1. Portending harm; ominous.
  2. Causing harm, ruin, or death; harmful.
Calling for quick action; urgent
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  1. Calling for quick action; urgent
  2. Arousing terror or causing extreme distress; dreadful; terrible
  3. Warning of or having dreadful or terrible consequences; calamitous:
Foreshadowing evil or disaster; ominous.
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  1. Foreshadowing evil or disaster; ominous.
  2. Inspiring dread; terrible.
Determined in advance by fate, fated.
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  1. Determined in advance by fate, fated.
  2. Having important consequences; often, specif., bringing death or destruction
  3. Momentous, significant, setting or sealing ones fate.
Characterized by an impassioned emphasis on damnation and eternal punishment
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  1. Characterized by an impassioned emphasis on damnation and eternal punishment
(--- Theol.) So evil as to cause spiritual death; mortal
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  1. (--- Theol.) So evil as to cause spiritual death; mortal
  2. Dignified and somber in conduct or character:
  3. Fraught with danger or harm:
Menacing; threatening:
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  1. Menacing; threatening:
  2. Of or serving as an omen; esp., having the character of an evil omen; threatening; sinister
  3. Of or being an omen, especially an evil one.
Subjected to or marked by misfortune:
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  1. Subjected to or marked by misfortune:
  2. Unfortunate, marked by misfortune
  3. Resulting or likely to result in misfortune; inauspicious:
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