of quick negotiations with a triple profit, of portentous balances. The amount of money that he was keeping idle in the banks was beginning to weigh upon him.
Every sound, every whisper and rustle, seemed to me portentous and extraordinary….
Mr. Bumble, catching at the inquiry very quickly, shook his head with portentous solemnity.
The report contains numerous portentous references to a future environmental calamity.
of momentous or ominous significance: important, significant, prodigious
ominously prophetic: foreboding, prophetical, prophetic, fateful
puffed up with vanity: pontifical, overblown, pretentious, grandiloquent, pompous