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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Puffed up with vanity; Ominously prophetic; Of momentous or ominous significance.

Usage examples (36)
  • Such a raised all my curiosity
  • "Yes, this has been what you might call a portentous evening," agreed
  • The decision to allow infant baptism is described as portentous: a dramatic sign which foreshadows something.
  • Harris's great skill lies in pulling back every time her creation veers towards the portentous, that is to say the Tolkienesque .... for more
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