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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Auspicious  \Aus*pi"cious\,  a.  [See  {Auspice}.] 
  1.  Having  omens  or  tokens  of  a  favorable  issue;  giving 
  promise  of  success,  prosperity,  or  happiness;  predicting 
  good;  as  an  auspicious  beginning. 
 
  Auspicious  union  of  order  and  freedom.  --Macaulay. 
 
  2.  Prosperous;  fortunate;  as  auspicious  years.  ``Auspicious 
  chief.''  --Dryden. 
 
  3.  Favoring;  favorable;  propitious;  --  applied  to  persons  or 
  things  ``Thy  auspicious  mistress.''  --Shak.  ``Auspicious 
  gales.''  --Pope. 
 
  Syn:  See  {Propitious}.  --  {Aus*pi"cious*ly},  adv  -- 
  {Aus*pi"cious*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  auspicious 
  adj  1:  attended  by  favorable  circumstances;  "an  auspicious 
  beginning  for  the  campaign"  [ant:  {inauspicious}] 
  2:  tending  to  favor  or  bring  good  luck;  "miracles  are 
  auspicious  accidents";  "encouraging  omens";  "a  favorable 
  time  to  ask  for  a  raise";  "lucky  stars";  "a  prosperous 
  moment  to  make  a  decision"  [syn:  {encouraging},  {favorable}, 
  {favourable},  {lucky},  {prosperous}] 




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