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Definition of auspicious adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

auspicious

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ɔːˈspɪʃəs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɔːˈspɪʃəs//
 
(formal)
 
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showing signs that something is likely to be successful in the future synonym promising an auspicious start to the new school year It was an auspicious date for a wedding. Their first meeting was hardly auspicious. It was not a very auspicious beginning to his new career. We waited for an auspicious moment to make our request. opposite inauspicious Word Origin late 16th cent.: from auspice (from French, or from Latin auspicium, from auspex ‘observer of birds’, from avis ‘bird’ + specere ‘to look’) + -ous.
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