Ominously



[om-uh-nuh s] /ˈɒm ə nəs/

adjective
1.
portending evil or harm; foreboding; threatening; inauspicious:
an ominous bank of dark clouds.
2.
indicating the nature of a future event, for good or evil; having the significance of an ; being a portent:
Some of these events were immediately ominous, while others only later revealed themselves as such.
/ˈɒmɪnəs/
adjective
1.
foreboding evil
2.
serving as or having significance as an omen
adv.

1590s, from ominous + -ly (2). In earliest use, “of good omen, auspicious;” meaning “of evil omen” first attested 1640s, in Milton.
adj.

1580s, from Latin ominosus “full of foreboding,” from omen (genitive ominis) “foreboding” (see omen). Related: Ominousness.

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