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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.]
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1. favourable; auguring well
2. gracious or favourably inclined
[C15: from Latin propitius well disposed, from prope close to]
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1. presenting favorable conditions; favorable: propitious weather.
2. indicative of favor; auspicious: propitious omens.
3. favorably disposed: a propitious ruler.
[1400–50; late Middle English propicius < Latin propitius, probably =pro- pro-1 + -pit-, comb. form of petere to head for, resort to, solicit + -ius adj. suffix; see -ous]
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|Adj.||1.||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"|
auspicious - auguring favorable circumstances and good luck; "an auspicious beginning for the campaign"
favorable, favourable - (of winds or weather) tending to promote or facilitate; "the days were fair and the winds were favorable"
unpropitious - not propitious
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adjective favourable, timely, promising, encouraging, bright, lucky, fortunate, prosperous, rosy, advantageous, auspicious, opportune, full of promise the most propitious moment to launch the campaign
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1. Affording benefit:
2. Occurring at a fitting or advantageous time:
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propitious[prəˈpɪʃəs] adj (= favourable) [moment] → propice
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adv → günstig (to, for für)
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propitious[prəˈpɪʃəs] adj → propizio/a
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