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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 om·i·nous /ˈɑmənəs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Om·i·nous a.  Of or pertaining to an omen or to omens; being or exhibiting an omen; significant; portentous; -- formerly used both in a favorable and unfavorable sense; now chiefly in the latter; foreboding or foreshowing evil; inauspicious; as, an ominous dread.
    He had a good ominous name to have made a peace.   --Bacon.
    In the heathen worship of God, a sacrifice without a heart was accounted ominous.   --South.
 -- Om*i*nous*ly, adv. -- Om*i*nous*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments; "a
             baleful look"; "forbidding thunderclouds"; "his tone
             became menacing"; "ominous rumblings of discontent";
             "sinister storm clouds"; "a sinister smile"; "his
             threatening behavior"; "ugly black clouds"; "the
             situation became ugly" [syn: baleful, forbidding,
             menacing, minacious, minatory, sinister, threatening,
      2: presaging ill-fortune; "ill omens"; "ill predictions"; "my
         words with inauspicious thunderings shook heaven"-
         P.B.Shelley; "a dead and ominous silence prevailed"; "a
         by-election at a time highly unpropitious for the
         Government" [syn: ill, inauspicious]