inauspicious

  • 1Inauspicious — In aus*pi cious, a. Not auspicious; ill omened; unfortunate; unlucky; unfavorable. Inauspicious stars. Shak. Inauspicious love. Dryden. {In aus*pi cious*ly}, adv. {In aus*pi cious*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2inauspicious — I adjective adverse, boding, disadvantageous, ill timed, inadvisable, inexpedient, infelix, inopportune, mistimed, nefastus, ominous, presageful, problematic, problematical, unfavorable, unlucky, unpromising, unpropitious, untimely, untoward II… …

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  • 3inauspicious — (adj.) 1590s, from IN (Cf. in ) (1) not, opposite of + AUSPICIOUS (Cf. auspicious). Related: Inauspiciously; inauspiciousness …

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  • 4inauspicious — unpropitious, *ominous, portentous, fateful Analogous words: threatening, menacing (see THREATEN]): *sinister, malign, malefic, maleficent, baleful Antonyms: auspicious Contrasted words: *favorable, propitious, benign: fortunate, iucky, happy,… …

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  • 5inauspicious — [adj] ominous, unpromising bad, baleful, baneful, black, dire, discouraging, evil, fateful, foreboding, ill boding, ill omened, impending, inopportune, sinister, threatening, unfavorable, unfortunate, unlucky, unpromising, unpropitious, untimely …

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  • 6inauspicious — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not conducive to success; unpromising. DERIVATIVES inauspiciously adverb inauspiciousness noun …

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  • 7inauspicious — [in΄ô spish′əs] adj. not auspicious; unfavorable; unlucky; ill omened inauspiciously adv. inauspiciousness n …

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  • 8inauspicious — in|aus|pi|cious [ ,ınɔ spıʃəs ] adjective FORMAL something that is inauspicious makes you think that success is not likely: He made an inauspicious start to his career by breaking a leg in his first race. ╾ in|aus|pi|cious|ly adverb …

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  • 9inauspicious — [[t]ɪ̱nɔːspɪ̱ʃəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n An inauspicious event is one that gives signs that success is unlikely. [FORMAL] The meeting got off to an inauspicious start with one of the main participants failing to turn up. Ant: auspicious …

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  • 10inauspicious — UK [ˌɪnɔːˈspɪʃəs] / US [ˌɪnɔˈspɪʃəs] adjective formal something that is inauspicious makes you think that success is not likely He made an inauspicious start to his career by breaking a leg in his first race. Derived word: inauspiciously adverb …

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  • 11inauspicious — adjective Date: 1592 not auspicious < an inauspicious start > • inauspiciously adverb • inauspiciousness noun …

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  • 12inauspicious — adj. Inauspicious is used with these nouns: ↑beginning …

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  • 13inauspicious — in|aus|pi|cious [ˌıno:ˈspıʃəs US ˌıno: ] adj formal seeming to show that success in the future is unlikely ≠ ↑auspicious ▪ an inauspicious start &GT;inauspiciously adv …

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  • 14inauspicious — adjective formal seeming to show that future success is unlikely: an inauspicious start to the journey inauspiciously adverb …

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  • 15inauspicious — adjective after an inauspicious start, the Giants ended the season in first place Syn: unpromising, unpropitious, unfavorable, unfortunate, infelicitous, unlucky, ill omened, ominous; discouraging, disheartening, bleak Ant: promising …

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  • 16inauspicious — inauspiciously, adv. inauspiciousness, n. /in aw spish euhs/, adj. not auspicious; boding ill; ill omened; unfavorable. [1585 95; IN 3 + AUSPICIOUS] Syn. unpropitious, ill timed, unpromising. * * * …

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  • 17inauspicious — adjective Not auspicious; ill omened; unfortunate; unlucky; unfavorable. Ant: auspicious …

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  • 18inauspicious — Synonyms and related words: apocalyptic, bad, badly off, baleful, baneful, black, bodeful, boding, criminal, dark, depressed, dire, donsie, doomful, dreary, evil, evil starred, fatal, fateful, foreboding, fortuneless, funest, gloomy, hapless, ill …

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  • 19inauspicious — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. unpropitious, ill omened, unfavorable, unlucky. See badness.Ant., auspicious, promising. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. foreboding, unlucky, unpropitious, ill omened; see ominous , unfavorable 2 . III&#8230; …

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  • 20inauspicious — in·aus·pi·cious || ‚ɪnɔː spɪʃəs adj. unfavorable, unlucky …

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