auspicious
[ aw-spish-uhs ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
late 16th century; English from auspice, "good omen" + -ous
Synonyms
    1.
  • advantageous felicitous promising propitious
    2.
  • opportune advantageous
Antonyms
    1.
  • inauspicious
    2.
  • inopportune unpromising unsuitable
Definition
1. promising success; propitious; opportune; favorable
2. favored by fortune; prosperous; fortunate
Examples
1. A) Her graduation party was an auspicious occasion since she learned that she had gotten her dream job just before it began. B) The Oscars Ceremony is an auspicious event honoring success in the film industry.
2. A) Her family's auspicious history actually placed a great deal of pressure on her to succeed. B) His arrival in the business proved auspicious when his exact skill set became necessary to keep everything afloat.
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