from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of the nature of or constituting a portent; foreboding: "The present aspect of society is portentous of great change” ( Edward Bellamy).
- adj. Full of unspecifiable significance; exciting wonder and awe: "Such a portentous and mysterious monster roused all my curiosity” ( Herman Melville).
- adj. Marked by pompousness; pretentiously weighty.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Of momentous or ominous significance.
- adj. Ominously prophetic.
- adj. Puffed up with vanity.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of the nature of a portent; containing portents; foreshadowing, esp. foreshadowing ill; ominous.
- adj. Hence: Monstrous; prodigious; wonderful; dreadful.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of the nature of a portent; ominous; foreshowing ill.
- Monstrous; prodigious; wonderful.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of momentous or ominous significance
- adj. ominously prophetic
- adj. puffed up with vanity
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