Definition of 'ominous'
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The lightning cannot be foreseen; the thunder is something ominous, rumbling into view. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It looked ominous for Blues' new gaffer with five minutes on the clock. The Sun (2017)Winter is coming, clearly, but is it just the season or a sign of something more ominous? The Sun (2016)To a trader this sort of opening sounds ominous. THE LAST OF THE GENTLEMEN ADVENTURERS: Coming of Age in the Arctic (2004)What more ominous sign of intelligence should we desire? The Broken God (1993)There is something ominous about the cream envelope on my doormat. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The plan had sounded ominous to begin with. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The torrential rain seemed to be an ominous sign of the battle to come. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The other is that something more ominous is going on. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It was an ominous sign for the home side. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But this silly story seems to me an indication of something more ominous. Times, Sunday Times (2009)But there were ominous signs of the troubles to come. The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)Which sounds ominous for the moles. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They have been battling injuries all season, but they are beginning to look ominous. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It was already beginning to look ominous for the Baggies. The Sun (2014)It isn't meant to sound as ominous as it does. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I should have listened to this ominous warning. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Two things look ominous, though. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Clearly something ominous was brewing. FIGHTER BOYS: Saving Britain 1940 (2003)An ominous quiet descended on the Cabin, and we stared at each other wildly. Anti-Ice (1993)Stop he did, though, when those ominous dark blue shirts came into view. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Somehow this transmitted itself to the players, who began tweeting similarly ominous warnings, apparently having taken to heart the suggestion that they had been unconvincing and lax. Times, Sunday Times (2011)
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Translations for 'ominous'
British English: ominous ADJECTIVE
If you describe something as ominous, you mean that it worries you because it makes you think that something unpleasant is going to happen.
There was an ominous silence at the other end of the phone.
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