auspicious

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Etymology[edit]

From auspice +‎ -ious, from Latin auspicium (augury), from auspex (augur), possibly via French.

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  • IPA(key): /ɔːˈspɪʃəs/
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  • Rhymes: -ɪʃəs

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auspicious (comparative more auspicious, superlative most auspicious)

  1. Of good omen; indicating future success.
    • 1834, Letitia Elizabeth Landon, Francesca Carrara, volume 1, page 130:
      It was a boast of Napoleon, that the very weather owned the influence of his auspicious star—his triumphal entry, his procession, or his fête, were always marked by sunshine.
  2. Conducive to success.
    Synonyms: favourable, favorable, promising, propitious, fortunate, lucky
    This is an auspicious day.
  3. Marked by success; prosperous.
    Synonyms: lucky, fortunate

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