inauspicious

[in-aw-spish-uhs]

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 inauspiciously

inauspicious

adjective
  1. not auspicious; unlucky
Derived Formsinauspiciously, adverbinauspiciousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for inauspiciously

inauspicious

adj.

1590s, from in- (1) "not, opposite of" + auspicious. Related: Inauspiciously; inauspiciousness.

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