index ominous, portentous (ominous), prophetic

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  • Premonitory — Pre*mon i*to*ry, a. [L. praemonitorius.] Giving previous warning or notice; as, premonitory symptoms of disease. {Pre*mon i*to*ri*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • premonitory — (adj.) 1640s, from L.L. praemonitorius, from praemonitor, agent noun from praemonere (see PREMONITION (Cf. premonition)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • premonitory — pre·mon·i·to·ry pri män ə .tōr ē, .tȯr adj giving warning <a premonitory symptom> <premonitory aura in epilepsy> * * * pre·mon·i·to·ry (pre monґĭ tor e) [L. praemonitorius] serving as a warning …   Medical dictionary

  • premonitory — adjective Date: 1647 giving warning < a premonitory symptom > • premonitorily adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • premonitory — adjective Serving as a warning. If you experience premonitory pains, please consult a physician immediately …   Wiktionary

  • premonitory — pre|mon|i|to|ry [prıˈmɔnıtəri US ˈma:nıto:ri] adj formal giving a warning that something unpleasant is going to happen ▪ premonitory symptoms of the disease …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • premonitory — adjective formal giving a warning that something unpleasant is going to happen: a disease with few premonitory symptoms …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • premonitory — pre•mon•i•to•ry [[t]prɪˈmɒn ɪˌtɔr i, ˌtoʊr i[/t]] adj. giving premonition; serving to warn beforehand: premonitory signs[/ex] • Etymology: 1640–50; < LL praemonitōrius. See pre , monitory pre•mon i•to′ri•ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

  • premonitory — premonition ► NOUN ▪ a strong feeling that something is about to happen. DERIVATIVES premonitory adjective. ORIGIN Latin, from praemonere forewarn …   English terms dictionary

  • premonitory sign — index harbinger, indication, symptom Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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