propitious

[ pruh-pish-uhs ]
/ prəˈpɪʃ əs /

adjective

presenting favorable conditions; favorable: propitious weather.
indicative of favor; auspicious: propitious omens.
favorably inclined; disposed to bestow favors or forgive: propitious gods.

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Origin of propitious

1400–50; late Middle English propicius<Latin propitius favorably inclined, propitious, probably equivalent to pro-pro-1 + -pit-, combining form of petere to head for, resort to, solicit + -ius adj. suffix; see -ous

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propitious
/ (prəˈpɪʃəs) /

adjective

favourable; auguring well
gracious or favourably inclined

Derived forms of propitious

propitiously, adverbpropitiousness, noun

Word Origin for propitious

C15: from Latin propitius well disposed, from prope close to
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