- not auspicious; boding ill; ill-omened; unfavorable.
Origin of inauspicious
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unpropitious, ill-timed, unpromising.
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Examples from the Web for inauspiciously
Their marriage, begun so inauspiciously, turned out to be ideally happy.Autobiography of a YOGI
The day so inauspiciously begun turned out beautifully sunny.The Home of the Blizzard
The year which had opened so inauspiciously thus ended in victory, though the situation was still fraught with danger.
In one part, carcases of houses, inauspiciously begun and never finished, rotted away.The Personal History of David Copperfield
It was evident that they did not like the outlook of a voyage under such a captain and begun so inauspiciously.The Sea-Wolf
- not auspicious; unlucky
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Word Origin and History for inauspiciously
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