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Definition of "auspicious" []

  • Attended by favorable circumstances; propitious: an auspicious time to ask for a raise in salary. See Synonyms at favorable. (adjective)
  • Marked by success; prosperous. (adjective)
  • Favourable or propitious (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Prosperous or fortunate (adjective)

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Use "auspicious" in a sentence
  • "“Well, that's something of an auspicious start, but that's why they have the phrase auspicious start, because one often starts that way,” I said, trying to cover up my embarrassment for the sloppy turn."
  • "In the Tibetan tradition, I later learned, offering a white silk scarf called a khata is an expression of auspicious intentions at the beginning of a relationship."
  • "Maniacal laughter from inside the Matthew-Cave seems to indicate that something auspicious is happening."