Portentous

Definition of Portentous

Por`tent´ous
a.1.Of the nature of a portent; containing portents; foreshadowing, esp. foreshadowing ill; ominous.
For, I believe, they are portentous things.
- Shak.
Victories of strange and almost portentous splendor.
- Macaulay.
2.Hence: Monstrous; prodigious; wonderful; dreadful; as, a beast of portentous size.

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