promising success; propitious; opportune; favorable: an auspicious occasion.
favored by fortune; prosperous; fortunate.
Origin of auspicious
1600–10;Related formsaus·pi·cious·ly, adverbaus·pi·cious·ness, nounun·aus·pi·cious, adjectiveun·aus·pi·cious·ly, adverb
< Latin auspici(um
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Related Words for auspiciouslystrongly
Examples from the Web for auspiciously
Historical Examples of auspiciously
It was a revolting ending for an adventure that had started so auspiciously.
"But the good work has been most auspiciously inaugurated," continued Lyman.
Thus the autumn manœuvres of Miss Norsham opened most auspiciously.
Of the year entered so auspiciously, none dreamt what the end was to be.
As a prelude to other good times Train Day sports were carried on auspiciously.
British Dictionary definitions for auspiciously
Derived Formsauspiciously, adverbauspiciousness, noun
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
1590s, "of good omen" (implied in auspiciously), from Latin auspicium "divination by observing the flight of birds," from auspex (genitive auspicis) + -ous.
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