Portentous meaning

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The definition of portentous is having the feeling of evil or foreboding.

An example of portentus is the mood created by spooky music at a haunted house.

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Portentous is defined as causing awe or wonder.

An example of portentous is the opening gate of a brightly lit carnival.

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Portentous means self-important.

An example of portentous is a professor’s lecture that is more about his own experiences than about teaching a subject.

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Of the nature of or constituting a portent; foreboding.
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Full of unspecifiable significance; exciting wonder and awe.
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That portends evil; ominous.
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Arousing awe or amazement; marvelous.
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Ponderous or pompous; self-important.
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Of momentous or ominous significance.
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Ominously prophetic.
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Puffed up with vanity.
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Marked by pompousness; pretentiously weighty.
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