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adjective as in encouraging; favorable

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Example Sentences

To those in the business, the timing of these trends and the steady uptick in astrological interest feels auspicious.

From Time

I went to France at an auspicious time to be making this private discovery.

From Time

It was fairly auspicious timing, as those things go, falling the same day seven public health departments launched a joint shelter-in-place order in its native California.

There were plenty of technical issues at first, leading to a less than auspicious first impression.

She takes over the position at an auspicious time for the newspaper.

From Digiday

But even though 2014 is only halfway over, it already seems like an auspicious year for the “other” parent.

The timing is auspicious for such a move with the Tiananmen anniversary fast approaching.

It was an auspicious time for a 21-year-old woman to publicly document her sexual escapades and humiliations.

Yet a screaming headline on the Drudge Report—SHARPTON WAS FBI MOB RAT—was hardly an auspicious way to begin a momentous week.

That heritage is probably just as auspicious as is proprietorship of The Tonight Show.

We soon found opportunity for another deed of charity not dissimilar to this, though its result was more auspicious.

Augustine skilfully seized the auspicious moment; she threw herself into her husband's arms, and pointed to the portrait.

He entered upon his government under auspicious circumstances.

It was at this auspicious moment that Meade's division advanced alone to pierce the Rebel line.

It was an auspicious moment,—a golden opportunity, such as does not often come to military commanders.


On this page you'll find 64 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to auspicious, such as: advantageous, felicitous, opportune, promising, propitious, and bright.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.