/ɪnɔˈspɪʃəs / (say inaw'spishuhs)

not auspicious; ill-omened; unfavourable; unlucky.
inauspiciously, adverb
inauspiciousness, noun

Australian English dictionary. 2014.


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  • Inauspicious — In aus*pi cious, a. Not auspicious; ill omened; unfortunate; unlucky; unfavorable. Inauspicious stars. Shak. Inauspicious love. Dryden. {In aus*pi cious*ly}, adv. {In aus*pi cious*ness}, n. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • inauspicious — I adjective adverse, boding, disadvantageous, ill timed, inadvisable, inexpedient, infelix, inopportune, mistimed, nefastus, ominous, presageful, problematic, problematical, unfavorable, unlucky, unpromising, unpropitious, untimely, untoward II… …   Law dictionary

  • inauspicious — (adj.) 1590s, from IN (Cf. in ) (1) not, opposite of + AUSPICIOUS (Cf. auspicious). Related: Inauspiciously; inauspiciousness …   Etymology dictionary

  • inauspicious — unpropitious, *ominous, portentous, fateful Analogous words: threatening, menacing (see THREATEN]): *sinister, malign, malefic, maleficent, baleful Antonyms: auspicious Contrasted words: *favorable, propitious, benign: fortunate, iucky, happy,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • inauspicious — [adj] ominous, unpromising bad, baleful, baneful, black, dire, discouraging, evil, fateful, foreboding, ill boding, ill omened, impending, inopportune, sinister, threatening, unfavorable, unfortunate, unlucky, unpromising, unpropitious, untimely …   New thesaurus

  • inauspicious — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not conducive to success; unpromising. DERIVATIVES inauspiciously adverb inauspiciousness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • inauspicious — [in΄ô spish′əs] adj. not auspicious; unfavorable; unlucky; ill omened inauspiciously adv. inauspiciousness n …   English World dictionary

  • inauspicious — in|aus|pi|cious [ ,ınɔ spıʃəs ] adjective FORMAL something that is inauspicious makes you think that success is not likely: He made an inauspicious start to his career by breaking a leg in his first race. ╾ in|aus|pi|cious|ly adverb …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • inauspicious — [[t]ɪ̱nɔːspɪ̱ʃəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n An inauspicious event is one that gives signs that success is unlikely. [FORMAL] The meeting got off to an inauspicious start with one of the main participants failing to turn up. Ant: auspicious …   English dictionary

  • inauspicious — UK [ˌɪnɔːˈspɪʃəs] / US [ˌɪnɔˈspɪʃəs] adjective formal something that is inauspicious makes you think that success is not likely He made an inauspicious start to his career by breaking a leg in his first race. Derived word: inauspiciously adverb …   English dictionary

  • inauspicious — adjective Date: 1592 not auspicious < an inauspicious start > • inauspiciously adverb • inauspiciousness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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