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ominousness (s) (noun) (no plural)
1. Presaging ill-fortune: The ominousness of the sky and the sudden silence prevailed.
2. That which is threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments: There was an ominousness of the weather that made Dina and her friends change their minds about going shopping in town.

There was an ominousness of silence when Bert asked his supervisor whether his contract was going to be extended.

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