threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments

a baleful look


forbidding thunderclouds


his tone became menacing


ominous rumblings of discontent


sinister storm clouds


a sinister smile


his threatening behavior


ugly black clouds


the situation became ugly

Similar to: ↑alarming
Derivationally related forms: ↑omen (for: ↑ominous), ↑balefulness (for: ↑baleful)

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