Auspicious

  • 1 Auspicious — Aus*pi cious, a. [See {Auspice}.] 1. Having omens or tokens of a favorable issue; giving promise of success, prosperity, or happiness; predicting good; as, an auspicious beginning. [1913 Webster] Auspicious union of order and freedom. Macaulay.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 auspicious — I adjective betokening success, encouraging, favorable, favored by fortune, favoring, felicitous, felix, fortunate, good, hopeful, inspiriting, lucky, of good omen, of promise, opportune, portending happiness, presaging good fortune, promising,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 auspicious — (adj.) 1590s, of good omen (implied in auspiciously), from L. auspicium divination by observing the flight of birds, from AUSPEX (Cf. auspex) (gen. auspicis) + OUS (Cf. ous) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 auspicious — *favorable, propitious, benign Analogous words: *lucky, fortunate, happy, providential: *hopeful, roseate: indicating or indicative, betokening (see corresponding verbs at INDICATE) Antonyms: inauspicious: ill omened Contrasted words: *sinister …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 auspicious — [adj] encouraging; favorable advantageous, bright, favorable, felicitous, fortunate, golden, halcyon, happy, hopeful, lucky, opportune, promising, propitious, prosperous, rosy, timely, well timed; concept 572 Ant. inauspicious, inopportune,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 auspicious — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ indicating a good chance of success; favourable. DERIVATIVES auspiciously adverb …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 auspicious — [ô spish′əs] adj. [< L auspicium (see AUSPICE) + OUS] 1. of good omen; boding well for the future; favorable; propitious 2. favored by fortune; successful SYN. FAVORABLE auspiciously adv. auspiciousness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 auspicious — adjective Date: 1593 1. affording a favorable auspice ; propitious < made an auspicious beginning > 2. attended by good auspices ; prosperous < an auspicious year > Synonyms: see favorable • a …

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  • 9 auspicious — aus|pi|cious [o:ˈspıʃəs US o: ] adj formal showing that something is likely to be successful ≠ ↑inauspicious auspicious start/beginning ▪ Saccani s excellent recording is an auspicious start to what promises to be a distinguished musical career.… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 auspicious — [[t]ɔːspɪ̱ʃəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED Something that is auspicious indicates that success is likely. [FORMAL] His career as a playwright had an auspicious start. Ant: inauspicious …

    English dictionary

  • 11 auspicious — auspiciously, adv. auspiciousness, n. /aw spish euhs/, adj. 1. promising success; propitious; opportune; favorable: an auspicious occasion. 2. favored by fortune; prosperous; fortunate. [1600 10; < L auspici(um) AUSPICE + OUS] * * * …

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  • 12 auspicious — adjective /ɔˈspɪʃəs/ a) Of good omen; indicating future success. This is an auspicious day. b) Conducive to success. Syn: favourable, favorable, promising, propi …

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  • 13 auspicious — adj. Auspicious is used with these nouns: ↑beginning, ↑day, ↑occasion, ↑start …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 14 auspicious — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. favorable, promising, propitious; fortunate. See hope, prediction, occasion.Ant., unfavorable, inauspicious. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. promising, propitious, favorable; see hopeful 2 . See Synonym …

    English dictionary for students

  • 15 auspicious — aus|pi|cious [ ɔ spıʃəs ] adjective FORMAL showing signs that suggest that something is likely to be successful: This is not an auspicious time to be opening a new factory. ╾ aus|pi|cious|ly adverb …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 16 auspicious — adjective formal likely to be successful: It was an auspicious moment for a meeting between the heads of state …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 auspicious — adjective thanks for joining us on this auspicious occasion Syn: favorable, propitious, promising, rosy, good, encouraging; opportune, timely, lucky, fortunate, providential, felicitous, advantageous See note at opportune …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 18 auspicious — UK [ɔːˈspɪʃəs] / US [ɔˈspɪʃəs] adjective formal showing signs that suggest that something is likely to be successful This is not an auspicious time to be opening a new factory. Derived word: auspiciously adverb …

    English dictionary

  • 19 auspicious — aus•pi•cious [[t]ɔˈspɪʃ əs[/t]] adj. 1) promising success; propitious; opportune; favorable: an auspicious occasion[/ex] 2) favored by fortune; prosperous; fortunate • Etymology: 1600–10; < L auspici(um) auspice+ ous aus•pi′cious•ly, adv.… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 auspicious — /ɔˈspɪʃəs / (say aw spishuhs), /ə / (say uh ) adjective 1. of good omen; betokening success; favourable: *Their start had been auspicious, said the latter; seldom had he had such a fair wind to come out with. –henry handel richardson, 1917. 2.… …

    Australian English dictionary