unpropitious


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un·pro·pi·tious

 (ŭn′prə-pĭsh′əs)
adj.
Unfavorable; inauspicious: arrived at an unpropitious moment.

un′pro·pi′tious·ly adv.

unpropitious

(ˌʌnprəˈpɪʃəs)
adj
not propitious or favourable
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unpropitious - not propitiousunpropitious - not propitious      
unfavorable, unfavourable - (of winds or weather) tending to hinder or oppose; "unfavorable winds"
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"

unpropitious

adjective
Bringing, predicting, or characterized by misfortune:
Translations

unpropitious

[ˈʌnprəˈpɪʃəs] ADJimpropicio, poco propicio

unpropitious

adj omen, moment, circumstancesungünstig
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He could hardly have chosen a more unpropitious time for pleading his cause with her.
Passepartout was enraged beyond expression by the unpropitious weather.
She had a thin awkward figure, a sallow skin without colour, dark lank hair, and strong features -- so much for her person; and not less unpropitious for heroism seemed her mind.
The place where the traveller found himself seemed unpropitious for obtaining either shelter or refreshment, and he was likely to be reduced to the usual expedient of knights-errant, who, on such occasions, turned their horses to graze, and laid themselves down to meditate on their lady-mistress, with an oak-tree for a canopy.
And poor Silas was vaguely conscious of something not unlike the feeling of primitive men, when they fled thus, in fear or in sullenness, from the face of an unpropitious deity.
In a review of these transactions we may trace some of the causes which would be likely to embroil the States with each other, if it should be their unpropitious destiny to become disunited.
Not the rich, more than the poor; not the learned, more than the ignorant; not the haughty heirs of distinguished names, more than the humble sons of obscurity and unpropitious fortune.
If the steward had known anything of women (at Isabel's age) he would never have appealed to her mercy in those plain terms, and at the unpropitious moment.
It is not for one, situated, through his original errors and a fortuitous combination of unpropitious events, as is the foundered Bark (if he may be allowed to assume so maritime a denomination), who now takes up the pen to address you - it is not, I repeat, for one so circumstanced, to adopt the language of compliment, or of congratulation.
A general lament arose, when a careful rummage left no hopes; for the fates had evidently decreed at candy was not to prosper on this unpropitious night.
At the age when the necessary gymnastics are over: the period whether of two or three years which passes in this sort of training is useless for any other purpose; for sleep and exercise are unpropitious to learning; and the trial of who is first in gymnastic exercises is one of the most important tests to which our youth are subjected.
Stimulated no less by the unpropitious aspect of the skies, than by his secret uneasiness, he quickened his pace, making long and rapid strides in the direction of the cottage of Inesella.