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What is another word for portentous?

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Adjective
Of great or momentous significance
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“A deeply-hidden part of her mind informed her that this was a truly portentous event.”
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Inspiring astonishment or wonder
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“The Ovide moralisé is a portentous performance of about seventy-two thousand lines, extant in some seventeen manuscripts.”
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Of ominous significance, or portending of such
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“These specters emerged not as ghosts of the past but rather as spirits of the land carrying a portentous forewarning about imminent danger.”
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Predicting or foreshadowing future events
“Occurring a mere twenty-five lines before the play's conclusion, the allusion takes the form of a portentous prediction regarding the successful reign of King James.”
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Overly bombastic or grandiloquent in speech or expression
“What is before us is a portentous speech that spends forever banging on about security and our role in the world.”
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Done in a pompously or overly solemn manner so as to impress
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“This is music that has a megalomaniac quality, that creates a portentous grandiosity without much in the way of inner self-reflexivity.”
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Having or showing impressive beauty or scale
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Formal and dignified in nature
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Having a somber or dismal atmosphere or nature
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Causing surprising negative emotions
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Having a somber or dismal atmosphere or nature
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Holding one's attention
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