Etymology
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ominous (adj.)

"conveying an omen, significant," 1580s, from Latin ominosus "full of foreboding," from omen (genitive ominis) "foreboding" (see omen (n.)). Especially (and now exclusively) "of ill omen, giving indication of coming evil." Related: Ominousness.

Origin and meaning of ominous

updated on October 13, 2021

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