inauspicious

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inauspicious (comparative more inauspicious, superlative most inauspicious)

  1. Not auspicious; ill-omened; unfortunate; unlucky; unfavorable.
    • 1595: And shake the yoke of inauspicious stars. — Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, V,iii.
    • Inauspicious love. — Dryden.
    • 1788: It is not to be wondered at that a government instituted in times so inauspicious, should on experiment be found greatly deficient and inadequate to the purpose it was intended to answer. — Publius, Federalist, II.

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