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inauspicious

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adjective in·aus·pi·cious \ˌi-ˌnȯ-ˈspi-shəs\

Simple Definition of inauspicious

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

Full Definition of inauspicious

  1. :  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>



1592

First Known Use of inauspicious

1592



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