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Inauspicious vs. Ominous

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Inauspiciousadjective

Not auspicious; ill-omened

Ominousadjective

Of or pertaining to an omen or to omens; being or exhibiting an omen; significant.

Inauspiciousadjective

Not auspicious; ill-omened; unfortunate; unlucky; unfavorable.

Ominousadjective

Specifically, giving indication of a coming ill; being an evil omen

Inauspiciousadjective

not auspicious; boding ill

Ominousadjective

Of or pertaining to an omen or to omens; being or exhibiting an omen; significant; portentous; - formerly used both in a favorable and unfavorable sense; now chiefly in the latter; foreboding or foreshowing evil; inauspicious; as, an ominous dread.

‘He had a good ominous name to have made a peace.’; ‘In the heathen worship of God, a sacrifice without a heart was accounted ominous.’;

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Inauspiciousadjective

contrary to your interests or welfare;

‘adverse circumstances’; ‘made a place for themselves under the most untoward conditions’;

Ominousadjective

threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments;

‘a baleful look’; ‘forbidding thunderclouds’; ‘his tone became menacing’; ‘ominous rumblings of discontent’; ‘sinister storm clouds’; ‘a sinister smile’; ‘his threatening behavior’; ‘ugly black clouds’; ‘the situation became ugly’;

Inauspiciousadjective

presaging ill-fortune;

‘ill omens’; ‘ill predictions’; ‘my words with inauspicious thunderings shook heaven’; ‘a dead and ominous silence prevailed’; ‘a by-election at a time highly unpropitious for the Government’;

Ominousadjective

presaging ill-fortune;

‘ill omens’; ‘ill predictions’; ‘my words with inauspicious thunderings shook heaven’; ‘a dead and ominous silence prevailed’; ‘a by-election at a time highly unpropitious for the Government’;

Inauspiciousadjective

not conducive to success; unpromising

‘following this inauspicious start the British, outnumbered, withdrew’;

Inauspiciousadjective

unlucky

‘this is the inauspicious star of disaster’;

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