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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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|Noun||1.||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
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