Synonyms and Antonyms of portentous
- An eerie and portentous stillness hung over the camp the night before the battle.
black, bleak, cheerless, chill, cold, comfortless, dark, darkening, depressing, depressive, desolate, dim, disconsolate, dismal, drear, dreary, forlorn, funereal, gloomy, glum, godforsaken, gray (also grey), lonely, lonesome, lugubrious, miserable, morbid, morose, murky, saturnine, sepulchral, somber (or sombre), sullen, wretched
- In 1969 people regarded the first landing on the moon as a truly portentous event.
Synonym Discussion of portentous
- ominous rumblings from the volcano
- an eerie and portentous stillness
- the fateful conference that led to war
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