presenting favorable conditions; favorable: propitious weather.
indicative of favor; auspicious: propitious omens.
favorably inclined; disposed to bestow favors or forgive: propitious gods.
- pro·pi·tious·ly, adverb
- pro·pi·tious·ness, noun
- un·pro·pi·tious, adjective
- un·pro·pi·tious·ly, adverb
- un·pro·pi·tious·ness, noun
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How to use propitious in a sentence
It opened most propitiously and was one of those soft, balmy September days, more like early June than autumn.The Cromptons | Mary J. Holmes
Everything went on propitiously, until, in an hour of woe, it was discovered that the infant Princess could not speak!Baron Bruno | Louisa Morgan
After that the political relations of the two States seemed about to shape themselves most propitiously.
But adventures are to the adventurous; and surely this one had started off propitiously enough!Nobody | Louis Joseph Vance
Now the journey, propitiously begun, became more exhilarating, more exciting with each mile flung by.Count Bunker | J. Storer Clouston
British Dictionary definitions for propitious
favourable; auguring well
gracious or favourably inclined
- propitiously, adverb
- propitiousness, noun
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