auspicious

[ɔːspˈɪʃəs], [ɔːspˈɪʃəs], [ɔː_s_p_ˈɪ_ʃ_ə_s]

Antonyms for auspicious:

depressing, threatening, hostile, menacing, grim, cataclysmal, funereal, portentous, hard luck, doubtful, damning, repellent, desperate, dubious, futureless, defeatist, bleak, cheerless, direful, antagonistic, disheartening, downbeat, foreboding, ominous, unlucky, ill-fated, jinxed, hopeless, miserable, unfavorable, fatal, doomy, dim, minatory, adverse, fateful, ill, prophetic, dismal, dark, sinister, unfortunate, pessimistic, unpromising, ruinous, baleful, disastrous, gloomy, bearish, despairing, inauspicious, Ill-boding, calamitous, Star-crossed, forbidding, negative, unencouraging, gray, dreary, ill-starred, hapless, discouraging, glum, wretched, unlikely, snakebit, unfriendly, unpropitious, dire, destructive, uncertain, comfortless, unhappy, predictive, catastrophic, luckless.


Definitions of auspicious:

  1.   AUSPICIOUSLY. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  2.   Having good auspices or omens of success: favorable: fortunate. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  3.   attended by favorable circumstances; " an auspicious beginning for the campaign" – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  4.   Prosperous; fortunate; as, auspicious years. – Newage Dictionary DB
  5.   Having promise of success or happiness; favorable; fortunate; prosperous. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6.   Of good omen; propitious; fortunate; happy. – The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7.   AUSPICIOUSNESS. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8.   Prosperous; lucky; fortunate; favourable. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9.   Ominous of good; fortunate. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  10.   Having omens of success, or favourable appearances; prosperous; fortunate; propitious. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  11.   tending to favor or bring good luck; " miracles are auspicious accidents"; " encouraging omens"; " a favorable time to ask for a raise"; " lucky stars"; " a prosperous moment to make a decision" – Wordnet Dictionary DB
  12.   Favoring; favorable; propitious; - applied to persons or things. – Newage Dictionary DB
  13.   Having omens or tokens of a favorable issue; giving promise of success, prosperity, or happiness; predicting good; as, an auspicious beginning. – Newage Dictionary DB

Quotes for auspicious:

  1. These are hallowed moments, when every American has reason to express his gratitude to Almighty God that it has been our good fortune to witness the light of this auspicious morn. – Nelson A. Miles
  2. I have commenced my auspicious reign and am in quiet possession of the Presidential Mansion... this winter I intend to do something in the way of entertaining that shall be the admiration and talk of all Washington world. – Julia Gardiner Tyler

Usage examples for auspicious:

  1. “ I have heard him more than once declare, with emphasis, that the outlook for the advancement of America was not auspicious – Who Goes There? by Blackwood Ketcham Benson
  2. And the subsequent life the righteous entered into, and you will readily perceive that both refer to the destruction of Jerusalem and the commencement of Christ's auspicious reign. ” – Twenty-Four Short Sermons On The Doctrine Of Universal Salvation by John Bovee Dods
  3. The announcement of this auspicious vision filled the crowd with joy, and at nightfall they embarked, flushed with anticipated victories. ” – Historic Handbook of the Northern Tour by Francis Parkman
  4. He had three guests with him on this auspicious day. ” – Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope
  5. She intended to keep me as a profound secret until the auspicious day; but her plan was really defeated by several unlucky mishaps. ” – Tales of the Toys, Told by Themselves by Frances Freeling Broderip
  6. The first John Mattock was a representative of his time; he moved when the country was moving, and in the right direction, finding himself at the auspicious moment upon a line of rail. ” – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  7. It was an auspicious moment, and Morrow seized upon it. ” – The Crevice by William John Burns and Isabel Ostrander
  8. “ Whenthe Minister returned to the presence, the King sought of him the story of the Man whose caution slew him and he said, " Hear, O auspicious King, The Tale of the Man whose Caution Slew Him. ” – Supplemental Nights, Volume 1 by Richard F. Burton
  9. Surely no day could have been more auspicious for her coming to Dare? ” – Macleod of Dare by William Black
  10. “ " They waited for an auspicious time. ” – Invaders from the Infinite by John Wood Campbell
  11. With these auspicious words he turned over the object upon his hand doubtfully. ” – The Mirror of Kong Ho by Ernest Bramah
  12. And the latter added: " That's where we gain a day in our lives- and to think that Bob and I were asleep at that auspicious moment!" ” – Around the World in Ten Days by Chelsea Curtis Fraser
  13. Come, this was a well- discharged and auspicious bout. ” – Cynthia's Revels by Ben Jonson
  14. “ A pleasant peace reigned through the house, the girl sat waiting at his side, the moment looked auspicious the desire grew irresistible, and he yielded to it. ” – Moods by Louisa May Alcott
  15. There are two kings among them, which is auspicious for kings must be placed sometime at the top. ” – The Boss of Little Arcady by Harry Leon Wilson
  16. Timber, although not plentiful or very large, was to be had close to the spot where they proposed to erect their fort; game of all kinds swarmed in the mountains in abundance; and the lakes and rivers were well stocked with excellent fish: so that, upon the whole, they considered that they had made an auspicious commencement to their sojourn in the land of the Esquimaux. ” – Ungava by R.M. Ballantyne
  17. “ A most auspicious beginning had thus been made. ” – The Critical Period of American History by John Fiske
  18. “ For these reasons, one November morning the Constellation Company, hoping they would soon meet again, under more auspicious circumstances, bade each other good- bye at the railway station. ” – A Mummer's Wife by George Moore
  19. Fate was truly auspicious – The Mayor's Wife by Anna Katherine Green

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