Definition of ill-omened in English:

ill-omened

adjective

  • Attended by bad omens.

    ‘ill-omened birds of prey’
    • ‘During the tour visitors walk to an impressive overlook to peer into the ill-omened pools of bubbling, black, steaming liquid.’
    • ‘The psychic unease that Faulkner weaves into Quentin's obsession with the girl foreshadows an ill-omened conclusion.’
    • ‘I once had a Danish friend, now dead, who told me that his ancestor had aimed the ill-omened cannon, and claimed that it was out of penance that he became a professor of classics in a Canadian university.’
    • ‘According to Sontag, cancer is often ‘felt to be obscene - in the original meaning of that word: ill-omened, abominable, and repugnant to the senses.’’
    • ‘Benny Lynch originated the stereotype of the ill-omened Scottish champion.’
    • ‘With this ill-omened report in his hand, Goering stepped out of the door of Hitler's salon.’
    • ‘I am not certain I could strike at any one of the ill-omened Wade family without partaking of your curse myself.’
    • ‘His birthday was ill-omened, for it found him afflicted by influenza.’
    • ‘Why did Ella and I have to go to that ominous, ill-omened party on that fateful, fateful day?’
    • ‘On the second day of October, her evil family gave to her two ill-omened crows.’
    • ‘I made him pose as my significant other at Penelope's party on that ill-omened day.’
    • ‘I was reminded of Maxwell Smart's ill-omened Cone of Silence.’
    • ‘The good news, therefore, is that naturally unlucky people don't have to accept their apparently ill-omened fates.’
    • ‘The breathless void of the sea was wantonly rousted out, as an ill-omened wind hailed from the east.’
    • ‘To quote The Master of Ballantrae: ‘Something speaks in my bosom; and so much it says plain - that this is an ill-omened journey.’’
    • ‘I could feel a maddening mixture of emotions percolating inside of me, and I had the distinct, ill-omened feeling that everything was going to rush to a boiling point tonight.’
    • ‘The ill-omened page of postmodern historicism has been definitively turned.’
    • ‘She broke the walls of His study, setting every ill-omened text of unclean lore alight.’
    • ‘The building narrative progresses through ill-omened and distorted imagery of horses ill in a hospital and gaping splits in reality.’
    • ‘So too the fiendish destruction of the public and private Hermes figures in Athens two years earlier, on the ill-omened eve of sailing of the Athenian armada for Sicily.’
    inauspicious, unfavourable, adverse, disadvantageous, unpropitious, uninviting, discouraging, disheartening, gloomy, bleak, black, portentous, foreboding, hopeless, ominous, creepy, baleful, doomed, jinxed, damned, cursed, ill-fated
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Pronunciation

ill-omened

/ˈil ˈˌōmənd//ˈɪl ˈˌoʊmənd/