ominous [ om-uh-nuh s ]
The word of the day is ‘ominous’.
The word is an adjective, i.e., it adds more information about the noun or sentence.
No, the word is an adjective. Therefore, it does not have a past form.
3. Giving the worrying impression that something bad is going to happen
4. Threateningly inauspicious.
1. It seemed an extraordinary thing, an ominous object, a sign.
2. The spectacle as night fell was strange, ominous, but not unpicturesque.
3. With ominous deliberation, he turned his vast weight upon them.
4. But somehow they conveyed an ominous suggestion to her keen mind
5. The street was black with people, surging back and forth, restless, ominous.
Some synonyms of today’s word are:
apocalyptic, dangerous, dark, dire, dismal, gloomy, grim, haunting, perilous, portentous, prophetic, sinister, threatening, augural, baleful, baneful, clouded, direful, doomed, doomful, fateful, fearful, forbidding, hostile, ill-boding, ill-fated, impending, inauspicious, inhospitable, lowering, malefic, maleficent, malign, minatory, precursive, premonitory, presaging, prescient, suggestive, unfriendly, unlucky, unpromising, unpropitious, menacing, doomy, unfavourable, wintry
gloomy, ugly, minacious, sinistrous etc.
Some antonyms of this word of the day are: bright, cheerful, encouraging, good, happy, hopeful, joyful, light, nice, pleasant, safe, secure, sunny, auspicious, lucky, promising, propitious etc.
As a novelist, you have to pick your battles. You are tired. You have begun to experience the first ominous tinglings of carpal tunnel syndrome. You wake up in the middle of the night with both hands lying across your chest like a couple of plucked bird carcasses, dead of all sensation.Lynn Coady
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