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 ?
Alban's face darkened ominously, as the elegant little clergyman gave his arm to Emily, and followed Mr.
Well, pride sometimes goes before a fall, Jane reflected ominously.
I said don't break them teeth," the faro-dealer repeated more ominously than before.
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.
But when they remained ominously silent he became frightened and imagined ter- rible fingers that clutched into his brain.
Now the black eyebrows made a thick line across his face, under which his eyes shone and glittered ominously.
and she ominously tucked up her sleeves still higher.
If he came too close to a she with a young baby, the former would bare her great fighting fangs and growl ominously, and occasionally a truculent young bull would snarl a warning if Tarzan approached while the former was eating.
The men of Forty Mile shook their heads ominously, and demanded to know what he would do if the snow still fell.
Remained of the episode only the scorch of cloth drifting ominously through the air.
From first to last, he was ominously polite, and ominously silent.
There was no feebleness of step as at other times; his frame was not bent, nor did his hand rest ominously upon his heart.