inauspicious


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in·aus·pi·cious

 (ĭn′ô-spĭsh′əs)
adj.
Not favorable; not auspicious.

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

inauspicious

(ˌɪnɔːˈspɪʃəs)
adj
not auspicious; unlucky
ˌinausˈpiciously adv
ˌinausˈpiciousness n

in•aus•pi•cious

(ˌɪn ɔˈspɪʃ əs)

adj.
not auspicious; boding ill; unfavorable.
[1585–95]
in`aus•pi′cious•ly, adv.
in`aus•pi′cious•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.inauspicious - not auspicious; boding ill
auspicious - auguring favorable circumstances and good luck; "an auspicious beginning for the campaign"
2.inauspicious - contrary to your interests or welfareinauspicious - contrary to your interests or welfare; "adverse circumstances"; "made a place for themselves under the most untoward conditions"
unfavorable, unfavourable - not encouraging or approving or pleasing; "unfavorable conditions"; "an unfavorable comparison"; "unfavorable comments", "unfavorable impression"
3.inauspicious - presaging ill fortune; "ill omens"; "ill predictions"; "my words with inauspicious thunderings shook heaven"- P.B.Shelley; "a dead and ominous silence prevailed"; "a by-election at a time highly unpropitious for the Government"
unpropitious - not propitious

inauspicious

inauspicious

adjective
Bringing, predicting, or characterized by misfortune:
Translations

inauspicious

[ˌɪnɔːsˈpɪʃəs] ADJ [occasion] → poco propicio; [circumstances] → desfavorable; [moment] → inoportuno, poco propicio
the campaign got off to an inauspicious startla campaña empezó de manera poco propicia

inauspicious

[ˌɪnɔːˈspɪʃəs] adjpeu propicein-between [ˌɪnbɪˈtwiːn] adj [stage] → entre les deuxinboard motor [ˌɪnbɔːrdˈməʊtər] nmoteur m in-bord, in-bord m

inauspicious

adjUnheil verheißend; circumstances, omen alsounheilträchtig; to get off to an inauspicious start (career, campaign) → sich nicht gerade vielversprechend anlassen; (person) → keinen vielversprechenden Anfang machen

inauspicious

[ˌɪnɔːsˈpɪʃəs] adjpoco propizio/a
References in classic literature ?
One inauspicious circumstance there was, which awakened a hardly concealed displeasure in the breasts of a few of the more punctilious visitors.
Finding it so directly on the threshold of our narrative, which is now about to issue from that inauspicious portal, we could hardly do otherwise than pluck one of its flowers, and present it to the reader.
He had brought a new copy of The Arabian Nights for Rebecca, wishing to replace the well-worn old one that had been the delight of her girlhood; but meeting her at such an inauspicious time, he had absently carried it away with him.
To secure the full effect of so fundamental a provision against all evasion and subterfuge, it is necessary that its construction should be committed to that tribunal which, having no local attachments, will be likely to be impartial between the different States and their citizens, and which, owing its official existence to the Union, will never be likely to feel any bias inauspicious to the principles on which it is founded.
It is not to be wondered at, that a government instituted in times so inauspicious, should on experiment be found greatly deficient and inadequate to the purpose it was intended to answer.
A wise nation will combine all these considerations; and, whilst it does not rashly preclude itself from any resource which may become essential to its safety, will exert all its prudence in diminishing both the necessity and the danger of resorting to one which may be inauspicious to its liberties.
Dick, who had heard nothing of the matter, was up first on that inauspicious day, and took the journal to an arbour in the garden.
He began to reflect upon the events that had passed; they were numerous and inauspicious.
Scott, of course: "The son of an ill-fated sire, and the father of a yet more unfortunate family, bore in his looks that cast of inauspicious melancholy by which the physiognomists of that time pretended to distinguish those who were predestined to a violent and unhappy death.
All were fully engrossed with the affairs of the day; Athos could not therefore have chosen a more inauspicious moment to speak of his friends -- poor atoms, lost in that raging whirlwind.
This was an inauspicious commencement for an evening from which so much happiness had been anticipated, but Mrs.
In the valley of Typee ice-creams would never be rendered less acceptable by sudden frosts, nor would picnic parties be deferred on account of inauspicious snowstorms: for there day follows day in one unvarying round of summer and sunshine, and the whole year is one long tropical month of June just melting into July.