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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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