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 ?
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.
When she told Marianne what she had done, however, her first reply was not very auspicious.
That, he had been the prisoner's friend, but, at once in an auspicious and an evil hour detecting his infamy, had resolved to immolate the traitor he could no longer cherish in his bosom, on the sacred altar of his country.
Jaggers would be glad if I would call upon him at five in the afternoon of the auspicious day.
I tell thee, never will dawn a morrow so auspicious as the next, for the deliverance of the noble Saxon race.
Signed and sealed on the fourth day of the eighty-ninth moon of your majesty's auspicious reign.
Compelled, as they were, to await a night sufficiently dark to favor their flight, they were obliged to defer their final attempt till that auspicious moment should arrive; their greatest dread now was lest the stone through which the sentry was doomed to fall should give way before its right time, and this they had in some measure provided against by propping it up with a small beam which they had discovered in the walls through which they had worked their way.
As he had said, it had been a long time since any one had needed him; and that demand for his services on the part of Mazarin seemed to him an auspicious sign.
Everything looked auspicious for their spring campaign.
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.
Letherall was a large man in spectacles, who one day took my small head between his large hands, and pressed it here and there in an exploratory, auspicious manner--then placed each of his great thumbs on my temples, and pushed me a little way from him, and stared at me with glittering spectacles.
How in an auspicious hour, on a moonless night, the Princess came forth a Princess indeed, and how Melissa smuggled her into a dark empty honey-magazine, to bide her time; and how the drones, knowing she was there, went about singing the deep disreputable love-songs of the old days--to the scandal of the laying sisters, who do not think well of drones.