Words I Love 35 – Portent

New word…

portent

ˈpɔːtɛnt,-t(ə)nt/

noun

noun: portent; plural noun: portents
  1. 1.
    a sign or warning that a momentous or calamitous event is likely to happen.
    “many birds are regarded as being portents of death”
    synonyms: omen, sign, indication, presage, warning, forewarning, harbinger, augury, signal, promise, threat, menace, ill omen, forecast, prediction, prognostication, prophecy, straw in the wind, writing on the wall, hint, auspice; More

    premonition, presentiment, feeling, vague feeling, funny feeling, feeling in one’s bones, foreboding, misgiving;
    literaryforetoken
    “here was a striking portent of things to come”
  2. 2.
    literary
    an exceptional or wonderful person or thing.
    “what portent can be greater than a pious notary?”
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