inauspicious meaning

inauspicious meaning

Reaching into your hat to pull out a rabbit and instead removing a sock can seem like an inauspicious start to your magic show. Inauspicious describes something that seems unpromising or unlikely to be successful.

If it’s unlucky, badly timed, or it seems to point to an unhappy outcome, it’s inauspicious. A dark, stormy sky on the day of a wedding can be seen as inauspicious, and so can an awkward job interview. The opposite of inauspicious is auspicious, which means lucky or promising. Both words come from the Latin auspicium, which has to do with predicting the future by observing the flight of birds.

Definitions of inauspicious
  1. adjective

    not auspicious; boding ill



    unlikely to bring about favorable results or enjoyment
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    auguring favorable circumstances and good luck
    bright, hopeful, promising

    full or promise
    fortunate, rosy

    presaging good fortune

    presenting favorable circumstances; likely to result in or show signs of success
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  2. adjective

    presaging ill fortune

    “”my words with
    inauspicious thunderings shook heaven”- P.B.Shelley”

    ill, ominous


    not propitious
  3. adjective

    contrary to your interests or welfare

    adverse, untoward

    unfavorable, unfavourable

    not encouraging or approving or pleasing
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