I adjective betokening success, encouraging, favorable, favored by fortune, favoring, felicitous, felix, fortunate, good, hopeful, inspiriting, lucky, of good omen, of promise, opportune, portending happiness, presaging good fortune, promising, propitious, prosper, providential, roseate, successful II index favorable (advantageous), fitting, opportune, propitious, seasonable, successful

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  • Auspicious — Aus*pi cious, a. [See {Auspice}.] 1. Having omens or tokens of a favorable issue; giving promise of success, prosperity, or happiness; predicting good; as, an auspicious beginning. [1913 Webster] Auspicious union of order and freedom. Macaulay.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • auspicious — (adj.) 1590s, of good omen (implied in auspiciously), from L. auspicium divination by observing the flight of birds, from AUSPEX (Cf. auspex) (gen. auspicis) + OUS (Cf. ous) …   Etymology dictionary

  • auspicious — *favorable, propitious, benign Analogous words: *lucky, fortunate, happy, providential: *hopeful, roseate: indicating or indicative, betokening (see corresponding verbs at INDICATE) Antonyms: inauspicious: ill omened Contrasted words: *sinister …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • auspicious — [adj] encouraging; favorable advantageous, bright, favorable, felicitous, fortunate, golden, halcyon, happy, hopeful, lucky, opportune, promising, propitious, prosperous, rosy, timely, well timed; concept 572 Ant. inauspicious, inopportune,… …   New thesaurus

  • auspicious — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ indicating a good chance of success; favourable. DERIVATIVES auspiciously adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • auspicious — [ô spish′əs] adj. [< L auspicium (see AUSPICE) + OUS] 1. of good omen; boding well for the future; favorable; propitious 2. favored by fortune; successful SYN. FAVORABLE auspiciously adv. auspiciousness n …   English World dictionary

  • auspicious — adjective Date: 1593 1. affording a favorable auspice ; propitious < made an auspicious beginning > 2. attended by good auspices ; prosperous < an auspicious year > Synonyms: see favorable • a …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • auspicious — aus|pi|cious [o:ˈspıʃəs US o: ] adj formal showing that something is likely to be successful ≠ ↑inauspicious auspicious start/beginning ▪ Saccani s excellent recording is an auspicious start to what promises to be a distinguished musical career.… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • auspicious — [[t]ɔːspɪ̱ʃəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED Something that is auspicious indicates that success is likely. [FORMAL] His career as a playwright had an auspicious start. Ant: inauspicious …   English dictionary

  • auspicious — auspiciously, adv. auspiciousness, n. /aw spish euhs/, adj. 1. promising success; propitious; opportune; favorable: an auspicious occasion. 2. favored by fortune; prosperous; fortunate. [1600 10; < L auspici(um) AUSPICE + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

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