The day being so unpropitious, visitors had been few and sales very slow.
Our next voyage in the Romulus was unpropitious from the start.
The way to his house was crooked and miry—even difficult in the present unpropitious season.
Victims were sacrificed, and the omens declared not unpropitious.
At the corner of Bouverie Street they met a painted girl out for hire, strayed for some reason into this unpropitious locality.
If the weather should be unpropitious the festival was to be in the church vestry.
At this time the weather was most unpropitious, and rendered training in any shape or form out of the question.
Elevation is unpropitious to the display of his more amiable qualities.
The serrated sickle is not used, because it produces a sound like that of cattle grazing, which would be unpropitious.
It was an unpropitious moment for a theatrical venture in that part of the world.
mid-15c., from Anglo-French propicius, Old French propicius "gracious, favorable, useful" (12c., Modern French propice) and directly from Latin propitius "favorable, kind, gracious, well-disposed" (see propitiation). Earlier English form was propice, from Old French propice. Related: Propitiously.