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Definition of "inauspicious" []

  • Not favorable; not auspicious. (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.

Use "inauspicious" in a sentence
  • "When the exact character and effects of their policy defy simple articulation, something inauspicious is afoot."
  • "He finished an 'inauspicious' shotgun anthology of Russian poetry, from Fet to Esenin to Ryzhii, in formal and experimental translations and is currently at work on a selected poems of Russian poet Marina Tsvetaeva, to come out in '09 from Whale and Star Press."
  • "Many render [Greek: duocheres] 'inauspicious', 'ill - omened'; but as we do not know exactly what was in Demosthenes 'mind, it is better not to give the word a meaning which it does not bear elsewhere."