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INAUSPICIOUS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does inauspicious mean? 

INAUSPICIOUS (adjective)
  The adjective INAUSPICIOUS has 3 senses:

1. not auspicious; boding ill
2. contrary to your interests or welfare
3. presaging ill fortune

  Familiarity information: INAUSPICIOUS used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


INAUSPICIOUS (adjective)


Sense 1inauspicious [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not auspicious; boding ill

Synonyms:

inauspicious; unfortunate

Similar:

unpromising (unlikely to bring about favorable results or enjoyment)

Attribute:

auspiciousness; propitiousness (the favorable quality of strongly indicating a successful result)

Antonym:

auspicious (auguring favorable circumstances and good luck)


Sense 2inauspicious [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Contrary to your interests or welfare

Synonyms:

adverse; inauspicious; untoward; harmful

Context examples:

adverse circumstances / made a place for themselves under the most untoward conditions

Similar:

unfavorable; unfavourable (not encouraging or approving or pleasing)


Sense 3inauspicious [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Presaging ill fortune

Synonyms:

ominous; inauspicious; ill

Context examples:

ill omens / ill predictions / my words with inauspicious thunderings shook heaven / a dead and ominous silence prevailed / a by-election at a time highly unpropitious for the Government

Similar:

unpropitious (not propitious)


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