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

 

propitious

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//prəˈpɪʃəs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//prəˈpɪʃəs//
 
 
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propitious (for something/somebody) (formal) likely to produce a successful result It was not a propitious time to start a new business. Circumstances could hardly have been less propitious for a strike. This did not seem a propitious moment for launching into a lengthy explanation. Word Origin late Middle English: from Old French propicieus or Latin propitius ‘favourable, gracious’.
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