auspicious

[ aw-spish-uh s ]
/ ɔˈspɪʃ əs /

adjective

promising success; propitious; opportune; favorable: an auspicious occasion.
favored by fortune; prosperous; fortunate.

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Origin of auspicious

1600–10; < Latin auspici(um) auspice + -ous

OTHER WORDS FROM auspicious

aus·pi·cious·ly, adverbaus·pi·cious·ness, nounun·aus·pi·cious, adjectiveun·aus·pi·cious·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for auspicious

auspicious
/ (ɔːˈspɪʃəs) /

adjective

favourable or propitious
archaic prosperous or fortunate

Derived forms of auspicious

auspiciously, adverbauspiciousness, noun

usage for auspicious

The use of auspicious to mean `very special' (as in this auspicious occasion) should be avoided
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