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The moment is all the more propitious given the weakness of rivals like Party City and the large drugstore chains.
DOLLAR GENERAL TAKES AIM AT MORE AFFLUENT SHOPPERS WITH A NEW CHAIN CALLED ‘POPSHELF’PHIL WAHBAOCTOBER 8, 2020FORTUNE
This country was so cold and sterile and unpropitious that winter predominated, and it was difficult to support life.
BEACON LIGHTS OF HISTORY, VOLUME IJOHN LORD
His mind was harassed by unpropitious dreams, and in his weariness his pursuers came upon him unawares.
A SHORT HISTORY OF RHODE ISLANDGEORGE WASHINGTON GREENE
Perhaps this is only figurative, as in the case of the unpropitious forest-deities.
KALEVALA, VOLUME I (OF 2)ANONYMOUS
The varieties which are growing there seem to be rather better adapted to withstand the unpropitious surroundings.
DWARF FRUIT TREESF. A. WAUGH
During the succeeding years, Detroit was again one of the points towards which an unpropitious fate pointed a finger.
OCEAN TO OCEAN ON HORSEBACKWILLARD GLAZIER
To use force against a dervish would be looked upon as an exceedingly unpropitious affair to the true believer.
WAR IN THE GARDEN OF EDENKERMIT ROOSEVELT
And they are so superstitious that some, I presume, will attribute the unpropitious sky and wind to our influence.
MARY AND ISTEPHEN RETURN RIGGS
This was in 1805, when the state of things in Holland was extremely unpropitious for every undertaking of a literary nature.
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, NO. IX.--FEBRUARY, 1851.--VOL. II.VARIOUS
The weather—that important auxiliary—this year was unpropitious a greater portion of the week.
PETALS PLUCKED FROM SUNNY CLIMESSYLVIA SUNSHINE
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO UNPROPITIOUS

  • black
  • bleak
  • dampening
  • daunting
  • depressing
  • depressive
  • deterring
  • disadvantageous
  • disappointing
  • disheartening
  • dismal
  • dismaying
  • dispiriting
  • dissuading
  • dreary
  • gloomy
  • hindering
  • inopportune
  • off-putting
  • oppressive
  • repressing
  • unfavorable
  • unpropitious
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