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Pronunciation:  o'spishus

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  1. [adj]  attended by favorable circumstances; "an auspicious beginning for the campaign"
  2. [adj]  tending to favor or bring good luck; "miracles are auspicious accidents"; "encouraging omens"; "a favorable time to ask for a raise"; "lucky stars"; "a prosperous moment to make a decision"

AUSPICIOUS is a 10 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: advantageous, bright, encouraging, favorable, favourable, fortunate, golden, hopeful, lucky, promising, prosperous, rosy
 Antonyms: inauspicious, unfortunate
 See Also: propitious



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Aus*pi"cious\, a. [See {Auspice}.]
1. Having omens or tokens of a favorable issue; giving
   promise of success, prosperity, or happiness; predicting
   good; as, an auspicious beginning.

         Auspicious union of order and freedom. --Macaulay.

2. Prosperous; fortunate; as, auspicious years. ``Auspicious
   chief.'' --Dryden.

3. Favoring; favorable; propitious; -- applied to persons or
   things. ``Thy auspicious mistress.'' --Shak. ``Auspicious
   gales.'' --Pope.

Syn: See {Propitious}. -- {Aus*pi"cious*ly}, adv. --
     {Aus*pi"cious*ness}, n.

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