I adjective accommodating, advantageous, approving, auspicious, beneficial, benevolent, benign, benignant, cheering, clear, clement, cloudless, conducive, disposed to bestow favors, encouraging, expedient, favorable, favorably inclined, felicitous, fortunate, friendly, full of promise, generous, golden, gracious, happy, heartening, heaven sent, helpful, helping, hopeful, indulgent, inspiriting, kind, kindhearted, kindly, lucky, merciful, obliging, opportune, presenting favorable conditions, promising, propitius, providential, reassuring, roseate, seasonable, supporting, sympathetic, timely, unhostile, well-disposed, well-intentioned, well-meaning II index auspicious, beneficial, favorable (advantageous), fitting, opportune, seasonable, viable

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  • Propitious — Pro*pi tious, a. [L. propitius, perhaps originally a term of augury meaning, flying forward (pro) or well; cf. Skr. pat to fly, E. petition, feather.] [1913 Webster] 1. Convenient; auspicious; favorable; kind; as, a propitious season; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • propitious — [prō pish′əs, prəpish′əs] adj. [ME propicius < OFr < L propitius, favorable < pro , before, forward + petere, to seek, desire, rush at: see FEATHER] 1. favorably inclined or disposed; gracious [the propitious gods] 2. boding well;… …   English World dictionary

  • propitious — [adj1] full of promise; good, favorable advantageous, auspicious, beneficial, benign, brave, bright, dexter, encouraging, favoring, fortunate, happy, hopeful, lucky, opportune, pat*, promising, prosperous, rosy, seasonable, timely, toward, useful …   New thesaurus

  • propitious — mid 15c., from O.Fr. propicius (mid 12c.), from L. propitius (see PROPITIATION (Cf. propitiation)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • propitious — auspicious, *favorable, benign Analogous words: benignant, *kind, kindly: fortunate, *lucky, providential, happy Antonyms: unpropitious: adverse Contrasted words: *sinister, malefic, maleficent, malign, baleful: * …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • propitious — ► ADJECTIVE 1) favourable. 2) archaic favourably disposed towards someone. DERIVATIVES propitiously adverb propitiousness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • propitious — propitiously, adv. propitiousness, n. /preuh pish euhs/, adj. 1. presenting favorable conditions; favorable: propitious weather. 2. indicative of favor; auspicious: propitious omens. 3. favorably inclined; disposed to bestow favors or forgive:… …   Universalium

  • propitious — pro|pi|tious [prəˈpıʃəs] adj formal [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: propitius, from petere to try to find or get ] good and likely to bring good results ▪ a propitious moment propitious for ▪ Conditions after the 1905 revolution were… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • propitious — [[t]prəpɪ̱ʃəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED If something is propitious, it is likely to lead to success. [FORMAL] They should wait for the most propitious moment between now and the next election... The omens for the game are still not propitious. Syn:… …   English dictionary

  • propitious — pro•pi•tious [[t]prəˈpɪʃ əs[/t]] adj. 1) presenting favorable conditions; favorable: propitious weather[/ex] 2) indicative of favor; auspicious: propitious omens[/ex] 3) favorably disposed: a propitious ruler[/ex] • Etymology: 1400–50; late ME… …   From formal English to slang

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