Definition of inauspicious
- an inauspicious start
Despite its inauspicious beginnings, the company eventually became very profitable.
this many problems so early in the project is a most inauspicious sign
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black, bleak, cheerless, chill, cold, comfortless, dark, darkening, depressing, depressive, desolate, dim, disconsolate, dismal, drear, dreary, forlorn, funereal, gloomy, glum, godforsaken, gray (also grey), lonely, lonesome, lugubrious, miserable, morbid, morose, murky, saturnine, sepulchral, somber (or sombre), sullen, wretched;
: not showing or suggesting that future success is likely : not auspicious
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