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Related to propitiousness: piacular, expiatory


1. Presenting favorable circumstances or showing signs of a favorable outcome; auspicious: "Grandmothers consulted almanacs to determine a propitious hour for the betrothal" (Jhumpa Lahiri).
2. Merciful or kindly: a propitious deity.

[Middle English propicius, from Old French propicieux, from Latin propitius; see pet- in Indo-European roots.]

pro·pi′tious·ly adv.
pro·pi′tious·ness n.
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Noun1.propitiousness - the favorable quality of strongly indicating a successful result
advantageousness, favorableness, favourableness, profitableness, positiveness, positivity - the quality of being encouraging or promising of a successful outcome
inauspiciousness, unpropitiousness - the quality of suggesting an unsuccessful result
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