Definition of ill-omened
attended by bad omens.
To quote The Master of Ballantrae: ‘Something speaks in my bosom; and so much it says plain - that this is an ill-omened journey.’
Example of ill-omened
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.
During the tour visitors walk to an impressive overlook to peer into the ill-omened pools of bubbling, black, steaming liquid.
His birthday was ill-omened , for it found him afflicted by influenza.
I am not certain I could strike at any one of the ill-omened Wade family without partaking of your curse myself.
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.
I made him pose as my significant other at Penelope's party on that ill-omened day.
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.
I was reminded of Maxwell Smart's ill-omened Cone of Silence.
On the second day of October, her evil family gave to her two ill-omened crows.