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inauspicious

[ in-aw-spish-uhs ]
/ ˌɪn ɔˈspɪʃ əs /
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adjective

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

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Origin of inauspicious

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

OTHER WORDS FROM inauspicious

in·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 forms of inauspicious

inauspiciously, adverbinauspiciousness, noun
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