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auspicious (adj.)

1590s, "of good omen" (implied in auspiciously), from Latin auspicium "divination by observing the flight of birds," from auspex (genitive auspicis) + -ous. Related: Auspiciousness.

updated on March 03, 2017

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Definitions of auspicious from WordNet

auspicious (adj.)
auguring favorable circumstances and good luck;
an auspicious beginning for the campaign
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