auspicious


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aus·pi·cious

 (ô-spĭsh′əs)
adj.
Presenting favorable circumstances or showing signs of a favorable outcome; propitious: an auspicious time to ask for a raise.

aus·pi′cious·ly adv.
aus·pi′cious·ness n.

auspicious

(ɔːˈspɪʃəs)
adj
1. favourable or propitious
2. archaic prosperous or fortunate
ausˈpiciously adv
ausˈpiciousness n
Usage: The use of auspicious to mean 'very special' (as in this auspicious occasion) should be avoided

aus•pi•cious

(ɔˈspɪʃ əs)

adj.
1. promising success; propitious; opportune; favorable: an auspicious occasion.
2. favored by fortune; prosperous; fortunate.
[1600–10; < Latin auspici(um) auspice + -ous]
aus•pi′cious•ly, adv.
aus•pi′cious•ness, n.

auspicious

, propitious - Auspicious implies success in the future, while propitious means favorable conditions are present; auspicious means promising or of good omen—not just special or memorable.
See also related terms for special.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.auspicious - auguring favorable circumstances and good luck; "an auspicious beginning for the campaign"
propitious - presenting favorable circumstances; likely to result in or show signs of success; "propitious omens"; "propitious gales speeded us along"; "a propitious alignment of planets for space exploration"
inauspicious, unfortunate - not auspicious; boding ill

auspicious

auspicious

adjective
1. Occurring at a fitting or advantageous time:
2. Indicative of future success or full of promise:
Translations
مؤشِر بِالخَير، ناجِح
šťastnýzdárný
gunstiglovende
heillavænlegur
başarı umudu veren

auspicious

[ɔːsˈpɪʃəs] ADJ (frm) [day, time] → propicio; [sign] → de buen augurio; [occasion, moment] → feliz
it was an auspicious start to their election campaignfue un comienzo lleno de buenos auspicios para su campaña electoral
to make an auspicious startcomenzar felizmente or con buenos auspicios

auspicious

[ɔːˈspɪʃəs] adj [start, occasion, time, sign] → qui se présente sous de favorables auspices
His career had an auspicious start → Sa carrière commença sous de favorables auspices.

auspicious

adjgünstig; startvielverheißend, vielversprechend; an auspicious occasionein feierlicher Anlass

auspicious

[ɔːsˈpɪʃəs] (frm) adj (sign) → di buon augurio or auspicio; (occasion) → propizio/a, favorevole
to make an auspicious start → iniziare sotto buoni auspici

auspices

(ˈoːspisiz) : under the auspices of
arranged or encouraged by (a society etc). This exhibition is being held under the auspices of the Arts Council.
auˈspicious (-ʃəs) adjective
giving hope of success. You haven't made a very auspicious start to your new job.
References in classic literature ?
And now the old ships and their men are gone; the new ships and the new men, many of them bearing the old, auspicious names, have taken up their watch on the stern and impartial sea, which offers no opportunities but to those who know how to grasp them with a ready hand and an undaunted heart.
When she told Marianne what she had done, however, her first reply was not very auspicious.
On the other hand, it seemed to Van Baerle an auspicious omen that this very cell was assigned to him, for according to his ideas, a jailer ought never to have given to a second pigeon the cage from which the first had so easily flown.
At least pay the boy, then: I have no pice with me, and he brought auspicious news.
Mr Venus, if on this auspicious occasion, you should happen to have a drop of anything not quite so mild as tea in the 'ouse, I think I'd take the friendly liberty of asking you for a specimen of it.
Hester could not but ask herself whether there had not originally been a defect of truth, courage, and loyalty on her own part, in allowing the minister to be thrown into position where so much evil was to be foreboded and nothing auspicious to be hoped.
Jaggers would be glad if I would call upon him at five in the afternoon of the auspicious day.
Everything looked auspicious for their spring campaign.
There was an improving party assembled on the auspicious occasion, who knew what everything they had to eat and drink was made of, and how it was imported or exported, and in what quantities, and in what bottoms, whether native or foreign, and all about it.
I trust, Mr Garland, my dear Sir, that we may mutually congratulate each other upon this auspicious occasion.
Signed and sealed on the fourth day of the eighty-ninth moon of your majesty's auspicious reign.
He paused and considered the matter, while Jerry returned to digging the sand where the scent was auspicious.