ill-omened


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ill-omened

adj
doomed to be unlucky; ill-fated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ill-omened - marked by or promising bad fortuneill-omened - marked by or promising bad fortune; "their business venture was doomed from the start"; "an ill-fated business venture"; "an ill-starred romance"; "the unlucky prisoner was again put in irons"- W.H.Prescott
unfortunate - not favored by fortune; marked or accompanied by or resulting in ill fortune; "an unfortunate turn of events"; "an unfortunate decision"; "unfortunate investments"; "an unfortunate night for all concerned"
Translations

ill-omened

[ˈɪlˈəʊmənd] ADJ [day, event, occurrence] → nefasto, funesto

ill-omened

[ɪlˈəʊmənd] adjnefasto/a
References in classic literature ?
said she, while her ill-omened physiognomy seemed to cast a shadow over the cheerful newness of the house.
Who could see anything but the ill-omened figure of Michael Vanstone, posted darkly on the verge of the present time -- and closing all the prospect that lay beyond him?
Probably, Monsieur Gabelle passed a long night up there, with the distant chateau for fire and candle, and the beating at his door, combined with the joy-ringing, for music; not to mention his having an ill-omened lamp slung across the road before his posting-house gate, which the village showed a lively inclination to displace in his favour.
At this minute I see him turn round in the garden, and give us a last look with his ill-omened black eyes, before the door was shut.
Scarcely had they finished their ill-omened repast, when the air above us was darkened by two mighty shadows.
Furthermore I say--and lay my saying to your heart--the coming dawn will usher in the ill-omened day that is to sever me from the house of Ulysses, for I am about to hold a tournament of axes.
Nevermore was he to return to wind-beaten Ilius, exulting in his chariot and his horses; ere he could do so, death of ill-omened name had overshadowed him and he had fallen by the spear of Idomeneus the noble son of Deucalion.
In the name of the Gods, get her her pipe and stop her ill-omened mouth,' cried an Oorya, tying up his shapeless bundles of bedding.
Perhaps the thought of that lonely walk across the ill-omened moor was weighing heavily upon his mind.
Her idolatry of this man was such that she herself almost feared it to be ill-omened.
It was an extraordinary sight to see this frightful vulture-headed old creature, bent nearly double with extreme age, gather strength by degrees, until at last she rushed about almost as actively as her ill-omened pupils.
He would draw back from them as ill-omened things, and next moment he was going over them to himself like a child at lessons.