un auspicious

auspicious

[aw-spish-uhs]
adjective
1.
promising success; propitious; opportune; favorable: an auspicious occasion.
2.
favored by fortune; prosperous; fortunate.

Origin:
1600–10; < Latin auspici(um) auspice + -ous

auspiciously, adverb
auspiciousness, noun
unauspicious, adjective
unauspiciously, adverb
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auspicious (ɔːˈspɪʃəs)
 
adj
1.  favourable or propitious
2.  archaic prosperous or fortunate
 
usage  The use of auspicious to mean `very special' (as in this auspicious occasion) should be avoided
 
aus'piciously
 
adv
 
aus'piciousness
 
n

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auspicious
1590s, "of good omen," from L. auspicium "divination by observing the flight of birds," from auspex (gen. auspicis) "augur," lit. "one who takes signs from the flight of birds."
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