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auspicious

adjective

Definition: 1. indicating a positive future; 2. marked by a good omen

Synonyms: favorable, well-timed, promising, propitious, advantageous, opportune, lucky

Antonyms: ominous, untimely, unfavorable

Tips: When something auspicious happens, it is a sign of good things to come. Beginnings can be spoken of as auspicious when they show promise for the future. Auspicious is a more intelligent and sophisticated way of saying "favorable," "well-timed," or "promising."

Usage Examples:

A great first impression can be an auspicious beginning for a new job. (advantageous, promising)

When problems were tackled efficiently and the legislature began wholeheartedly cooperating with him, the new Governor felt he had an auspicious beginning in his new position. (favorable, promising)

The client’s complimentary comments of my work made it an auspicious time to ask for a promotion. (opportune, well-timed)

The bright blue sky was an auspicious sign for our wedding day. (favorable, lucky, promising)


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