Definition of inauspicious
: not auspicious an inauspicious start
Examples of inauspicious in a Sentence
Despite its inauspicious beginnings, the company eventually became very profitable.
this many problems so early in the project is a most inauspicious sign
Recent Examples of inauspicious from the Web
Though the group had been long-planned and approved at the highest levels of the White House — the outside group can, for instance, help pay for travel expenses related to campaigning — the timing was inauspicious.
Neighbors stood in their windows with palms pressed to kidneys, observing this inauspicious first night.
Resilient Dwyer making first state appearance For a season that began with such an inauspicious start, Dwyer’s fortunes have done a complete 180.
For a season that began with such an inauspicious start, Dwyer’s fortunes have done a complete 180.
A woman in Kaur’s setting, without a child, is an inauspicious creature.
Economists’ expect things to pick up, but the second quarter is off to an inauspicious start.
His appearance had an inauspicious start when Casilla’s first pitch to Jason Heyward bounced well in front of the plate and two other pitches in the at-bat were also in the dirt.
NEW ORLEANS — The Boogie-and-Brow era in New Orleans is off to a highly inauspicious start.
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Definition of inauspicious for English Language Learners
: not showing or suggesting that future success is likely : not auspicious
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