inauspicious

[ in-aw-spish-uhs ]
/ ˌɪn ɔˈspɪʃ əs /

adjective

not auspicious; boding ill; ill-omened; unfavorable.

Nearby words

  1. inaudible,
  2. inaugural,
  3. inaugurate,
  4. inauguration,
  5. inauguration day,
  6. inauthentic,
  7. inbd,
  8. inbeing,
  9. inbetween,
  10. inboard

Origin of inauspicious

First recorded in 1585–95; in-3 + auspicious

Related formsin·aus·pi·cious·ly, adverbin·aus·pi·cious·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for inauspicious

inauspicious

/ (ˌɪnɔːˈspɪʃəs) /

adjective

not auspicious; unlucky
Derived Formsinauspiciously, adverbinauspiciousness, noun

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