Synonyms for portentous

Synonyms for (adjective) portentous

Synonyms: overblown, pompous, pontifical, portentous, grandiloquent

Definition: puffed up with vanity

Usage: a grandiloquent and boastful manner; overblown oratory; a pompous speech; pseudo-scientific gobbledygook and pontifical hooey- Newsweek

Similar words: pretentious

Definition: making claim to or creating an appearance of (often undeserved) importance or distinction

Usage: a pretentious country house; a pretentious fraud; a pretentious scholarly edition


Synonyms: foreboding, fateful, portentous

Definition: ominously prophetic

Similar words: prophetic, prophetical

Definition: foretelling events as if by supernatural intervention

Usage: prophetic writings; prophetic powers; words that proved prophetic


Synonyms: prodigious, portentous

Definition: of momentous or ominous significance

Usage: such a portentous...monster raised all my curiosity- Herman Melville; a prodigious vision

Similar words: important, significant

Definition: important in effect or meaning

Usage: a significant change in tax laws; a significant change in the Constitution; a significant contribution; significant details; statistically significant