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Monday, November 07, 2005

Definitions for propitious

  1. Presenting favorable circumstances or conditions.
  2. Favorably inclined; gracious; benevolent.

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Citations for propitious
By the early 1500s rice was being planted on the Cape Verde island most propitious for agriculture, Santiago. Judith A. Carney, Black Rice
It is hard to imagine a less propitious start to a marriage: in a single blow Vincent forfeited the trust of his wife, the respect of her family, and the means of his own support. Matthew Sturgis, Aubrey Beardsley: A Biography
Origin of propitious
late Middle English
1400-1450
Propitious derives from Latin propitius, "favorable."