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Noun1.unpropitiousness - the quality of suggesting an unsuccessful result
unfavorableness, unfavourableness - the quality of not being encouraging or indicative of success
auspiciousness, propitiousness - the favorable quality of strongly indicating a successful result
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The impasse in which the poet now finds himself is that of wanting to sing but being closed out by the crippling weight of tradition, the unpropitiousness of his cultural moment, and his own inability to believe completely in what he is doing.