- 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 auspiciously
It was a revolting ending for an adventure that had started so auspiciously.Creatures of Vibration
"But the good work has been most auspiciously inaugurated," continued Lyman.The Octopus
Thus the autumn manœuvres of Miss Norsham opened most auspiciously.The Bishop's Secret
Of the year entered so auspiciously, none dreamt what the end was to be.Abbotsford
As a prelude to other good times Train Day sports were carried on auspiciously.Jane Allen: Center
- 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 auspiciously
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