inauspicious


in·aus·pi·cious

adjective \ˌi-ˌn-ˈspi-shəs\

: not showing or suggesting that future success is likely : not auspicious

Full Definition of INAUSPICIOUS

:  not auspicious <an inauspicious start>
in·aus·pi·cious·ly adverb
in·aus·pi·cious·ness noun

Examples of INAUSPICIOUS

  1. Despite its inauspicious beginnings, the company eventually became very profitable.
  2. <this many problems so early in the project is a most inauspicious sign>

First Known Use of INAUSPICIOUS

1592

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