ominously


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Related to ominously: haphazardly, lamentably, smoothly, tightly

om·i·nous

 (ŏm′ə-nəs)
adj.
1. Menacing; threatening: ominous black clouds; ominous rumblings of discontent.
2. Of or being an omen, especially an evil one.

[Latin ōminōsus, from ōmen, ōmin-, omen.]

om′i·nous·ly adv.
om′i·nous·ness n.
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Adv.1.ominously - in an ominous manner; "the sun darkened ominously"

ominously

adverb threateningly, grimly, menacingly, darkly, balefully, sinisterly, forbiddingly `I'll be back,' he said ominously.
Translations
مُنذِر بالشُّؤم
ildevarslende
óheillavænlega
zlovestne
uğursuzca

ominously

[ˈɒmɪnəslɪ] ADV "we have a problem," she said ominously-tenemos un problema -dijo en un tono que resultaba inquietante
"I would not do that if I were you," he said ominously-yo que tú no haría eso -dijo con un tono inquietante or en tono amenazador
the men marched ominously up the streetlos hombres marchaban calle arriba de una forma que no presagiaba or auguraba nada bueno
the thunder rumbled ominouslylos truenos retumbaban amenazadores
Steve was ominously quietera inquietante lo tranquilo que estaba Steve
the deadline was drawing ominously closela fecha límite se acercaba amenazadora
this sounded ominously like a declaration of waresto guardaba un siniestro parecido con una declaración de guerra

ominously

[ˈɒmɪnəsli] adv
[say, add, warn] → sur un ton où plane la menace
(used as sentence adverb)ce qui ne présage rien de bon (en fin de phrase)
Ominously, car sales slumped in August → Les ventes de voitures se sont effondrées en août, ce qui ne présage rien de bon.
(= worryingly)
The bar seemed ominously quiet → Il régnait dans le bar un calme qui ne présageait rien de bon.
the threat of nuclear war which loomed ominously close → l'inquiétante proximité de la menace nucléaire
with the prospect of ruin always ominously close → avec toujours l'inquiétante proximité de la ruine

ominously

advbedrohlich, ominös; sayin einem Unheil verkündenden Ton; it sounds ominously like a declaration of wares klingt ominös nach einer Kriegserklärung; more ominously, the government is talking of reprisalsschlimmer noch, die Regierung spricht von Vergeltungsmaßnahmen

ominously

[ˈɒmɪnəslɪ] advminacciosamente

ominous

(ˈominəs) adjective
giving a suggestion about something bad that is going to happen. an ominous cloud; an ominous silence.
ˈominously adverb
References in classic literature ?
There was no feebleness of step as at other times; his frame was not bent, nor did his hand rest ominously upon his heart.
A long stride measured the schoolroom, and presently beside Miss Temple, who herself had risen, stood the same black column which had frowned on me so ominously from the hearthrug of Gateshead.
Even Miss Garth felt the all-pervading influence of the household disorganization, and sat alone by the morning-room fire, with her head shaking ominously, and her work laid aside.
He always remembered with fear and trembling, that that terrible woman had knitted when he talked with her, and had looked ominously at him as her fingers moved.
He had been ominously heard of, through the playbills, as a faithful Black, in connexion with a little girl of noble birth, and a monkey.
It is not such a bad place to shelter in if we get caught in the rain, as I expect we shall before we get back," said Agatha, feeling the fitful breeze strike ominously on her cheek.
He made a lunge at Meriem; but her captor swung her to one side, bared his fighting fangs and growled ominously.
Never did tree or grass wave or rustle so ominously.
But when they remained ominously silent he became frightened and imagined ter- rible fingers that clutched into his brain.
re-echoed ominously under the tower- ing shadow of Koh-ring as if I had shouted in a moun- tain gorge.
After the reading class, two youths between sixteen and nineteen came up with the imaginary bills of parcels, which they had been writing out on their slates and were now required to calculate "off-hand"--a test which they stood with such imperfect success that Bartle Massey, whose eyes had been glaring at them ominously through his spectacles for some minutes, at length burst out in a bitter, high-pitched tone, pausing between every sentence to rap the floor with a knobbed stick which rested between his legs.
The huge folio sign that swung without, exposed to the fury of the tempest, creaked ominously, and gave out a moaning sound from its stanchions of solid oak.