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
The moment is all the more propitious given the weakness of rivals like Party City and the large drugstore chains.Dollar General takes aim at more affluent shoppers with a new chain called ‘popshelf’ | Phil Wahba | October 8, 2020 | Fortune
This country was so cold and sterile and unpropitious that winter predominated, and it was difficult to support life.Beacon Lights of History, Volume I | John Lord
His mind was harassed by unpropitious dreams, and in his weariness his pursuers came upon him unawares.A short history of Rhode Island | George Washington Greene
Perhaps this is only figurative, as in the case of the unpropitious forest-deities.Kalevala, Volume I (of 2) | Anonymous
The varieties which are growing there seem to be rather better adapted to withstand the unpropitious surroundings.Dwarf Fruit Trees | F. A. Waugh
During the succeeding years, Detroit was again one of the points towards which an unpropitious fate pointed a finger.Ocean to Ocean on Horseback | Willard Glazier
British Dictionary definitions for propitious
favourable; auguring well
gracious or favourably inclined
- propitiously, adverb
- propitiousness, noun
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