propitious


pro·pi·tious

adjective \prə-ˈpi-shəs\

: likely to have or produce good results

Full Definition of PROPITIOUS

1
:  favorably disposed :  benevolent
2
:  being a good omen :  auspicious <propitious sign>
3
:  tending to favor :  advantageous
pro·pi·tious·ly adverb
pro·pi·tious·ness noun

Examples of PROPITIOUS

  1. Now is a propitious time to start a business.
  2. <the success of the first big movie in May was a propitious start for the summer season of blockbusters>

Origin of PROPITIOUS

Middle English propycyous, from Anglo-French propicius, from Latin propitius, probably from pro- for + petere to seek — more at pro-, feather
First Known Use: 15th century

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