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Definition of "propitious" [pro•pi•tious]

  • Presenting favorable circumstances; auspicious. See Synonyms at favorable. (adjective)
  • Kindly; gracious. (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 "propitious" in a sentence
  • "The fates were again propitious for a brief period; but again a trivial incident interfered."
  • "Pagondas refers to propitious victims of sacrifice before battle, 4.92.7"
  • "Today, however, the outlook can hardly be called propitious for the formation of a national consensus anywhere in the industrial world, and the chances for an equitable international sharing of wealth seem hopeless."