- promising success; propitious; opportune; favorable: an auspicious occasion.
- favored by fortune; prosperous; fortunate.
Origin of auspicious
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Examples from the Web for auspicious
But even though 2014 is only halfway over, it already seems like an auspicious year for the “other” parent.Is 2014 ‘Year of the Dad’?
June 9, 2014
The timing is auspicious for such a move with the Tiananmen anniversary fast approaching.Why China Hates This New D.C. Street Name
June 3, 2014
It was an auspicious time for a 21-year-old woman to publicly document her sexual escapades and humiliations.Is This Dildo-Licking, Dominatrix-Loving Vogue Blogger the New Face of Feminism?
May 22, 2014
Yet a screaming headline on the Drudge Report—SHARPTON WAS FBI MOB RAT—was hardly an auspicious way to begin a momentous week.Al Sharpton: I’m No Snitch
April 8, 2014
That heritage is probably just as auspicious as is proprietorship of The Tonight Show.Jimmy Fallon’s Brilliant ‘Tonight Show’ Debut
February 18, 2014
Certainly it was not an auspicious beginning for Scottie Macdougal.Way of the Lawless
We have begun it under circumstances of the most auspicious nature.
Most of them were dressed for the auspicious occasion when I arrived on the scene.Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore
I find myself even now on this auspicious midnight writing with your words.Erik Dorn
Their coming is auspicious, and I am happy to be of service to them.The Buddha
- favourable or propitious
- archaic prosperous or fortunate
The use of auspicious to mean `very special' (as in this auspicious occasion) should be avoided
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Word Origin and History for auspicious
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