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portent

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of portent

  1. 1 something believed to be a sign or warning of a future event a red sky in the morning can be a portent of a coming storm Synonyms of portent augury, auspice, boding, foreboding, foreshadowing, omen, prefiguring, presageWords Related to portent forerunner, harbinger, herald, precursor; foretaste, hint, inkling, intimation, suggestion; forewarning; forecast, foretelling, prediction, prognostication, prophecy (also prophesy); badge, mark, note, token; divination

  2. 2 something extraordinary or surprising a scout was sent to have a look at this teenage pitcher who was supposed to be the latest portent of the baseball world Synonyms of portent caution, flash, marvel, miracle, phenomenon, wonder, prodigy, sensation, splendorWords Related to portent curiosity, sight, spectacle; beauty, corker, crackerjack (also crackajack), dandy, jim-dandy, knockout; apparition, appearance



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