[编辑] GRE 红宝书
- adj. 预兆的, 不祥的
- ［英］ adj. 预兆的, 不祥的 ( of an evil omen; portentous)
- ［记］ 来自omen ( 预兆, 征兆)
- ［例］ The nation is worried about the ominous signs of civil war.
[编辑] Webster Collegiate
- Date: 1580
- being or exhibiting an omen ; portentous; especially foreboding or foreshadowing evil ; inauspicious
- ? ominously adverb
- ? ominousness noun
- ominous, portentous, fateful mean having a menacing or threatening aspect. ominous implies having a menacing, alarming character foreshadowing evil or disaster <ominous rumblings from the volcano>. portentous suggests being frighteningly big or impressive but now seldom definitely connotes forewarning of calamity<an eerie and portentous stillness>. fateful suggests being of momentous or decisive importance<the fateful conference that led to war>.