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1 having qualities which inspire hope
  • the success of the first big movie in May was a propitious start for the summer season of blockbusters

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favorable, auspicious, propitious mean pointing toward a happy outcome. favorable implies that the persons involved are approving or helpful or that the circumstances are advantageous. favorable weather conditions auspicious applies to something taken as a sign or omen promising success before or at the start of an event. an auspicious beginning propitious may also apply to beginnings but often implies a continuing favorable condition. a propitious time for starting a business

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The first known use of propitious was in the 15th century

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“Propitious.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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