Ill-omened Ill`-o"mened, a. Having unlucky omens; inauspicious. See Note under {Ill}, adv.

Syn: ill-fated, ill-starred, unlucky. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • ill-omened — [il′ō′mənd] adj. having bad omens; ill fated; inauspicious …   English World dictionary

  • ill-omened — index dire, disastrous, ominous, regrettable, unfavorable, unpropitious Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • ill-omened — adjective literary likely to bring a lot of problems or suffering in the future: an ill omened business venture …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • ill-omened — ill o|mened [ ,ıl oumənd ] adjective MAINLY LITERARY not lucky and likely to fail or cause problems at a later time …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • ill-omened — adjective marked by or promising bad fortune their business venture was doomed from the start an ill fated business venture an ill starred romance the unlucky prisoner was again put in irons W.H.Prescott • Syn: ↑doomed, ↑ill fated, ↑ill starred …   Useful english dictionary

  • ill-omened — adj ill starred, ill fated, star crossed, doomed, unlucky. See ill fated (def.1) …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • ill-omened — /il oh meuhnd/, adj. having or attended by bad omens; ill starred. [1675 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • ill-omened — /ˈɪl oʊmənd/ (say il ohmuhnd) adjective having or attended by bad omens; ill starred …   Australian English dictionary

  • ill-omened — adjective Having a bad omen; inauspicious; unlucky …   Wiktionary

  • ill-omened — foretelling bad events, predicting bad things …   English contemporary dictionary

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