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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"The conditions," he said, "are unpropitious. A little time for reflection will do you no harm."
It is by night that the winds blow hardest and do so much damage; how can we escape should one of those sudden squalls spring up from South West or West, which so often wreck a vessel when our lords the gods are unpropitious? Now, therefore, let us obey the behests of night and prepare our supper here hard by the ship; to-morrow morning we will go on board again and put out to sea.'
'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.
Sowerberry looking up, with a peculiarly unpropitious aspect, he stopped short.
Also, Sanders very soon learned that it was a most unpropitious time for the setting afloat of a new enterprise.
The next was a very unpropitious morning for a journey-- muggy, damp, and drizzly.
That was an unpropitious hour for coming home: it was too early to gain the moral support under ennui of dressing his person for dinner, and too late to undress his mind of the day's frivolous ceremony and affairs, so as to be prepared for a good plunge into the serious business of study.
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.