inauspicious

adjective in·aus·pi·cious \ ˌi-ˌnȯ-ˈspi-shəs \
Updated on: 16 Nov 2017

Definition of inauspicious

:not auspicious
  • an inauspicious start

inauspiciously

adverb

inauspiciousness

noun

Examples of inauspicious in a Sentence

  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

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First Known Use of inauspicious

1592


INAUSPICIOUS Defined for English Language Learners

inauspicious

adjective

Definition of inauspicious for English Language Learners

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



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