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English definition of “ominous”

ominous

adjective     /ˈɒm.ɪ.nəs/ US  /ˈɑː.mə-/
suggesting that something unpleasant is likely to happen: There was an ominous silence when I asked whether my contract was going to be renewed. The engine had been making an ominous sound all the way from London. ominous dark cloudsPredicting things and intuition ominously     /-li/ adverb I went into the kitchen and found him lying ominously still on the floor.Predicting things and intuition
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