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 augury, auspice, boding, foreboding, foreshadowing, omen, prefiguring, presageRelated Words 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 caution, flash, marvel, miracle, phenomenon, wonder, prodigy, sensation, splendorRelated Words curiosity, sight, spectacle; beauty, corker, crackerjack (also crackajack), dandy, jim-dandy, knockout; apparition, appearance

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