- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)adj. encouraging, auspicious; gracious; fortunate, prosperous, favorable; timely, opportune; thriving. See hope, prosperity, occasion. Ant., inauspicious.II(Roget's IV) modif.1. [Favorable]Syn. favorable, auspicious, encouraging, promising; see hopeful 2 .2. [Kindly]Syn. benignant, helpful, generous; see kind .See Synonym Study at favorable .III(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) a.[pro PISH us]favorable, auspicious.Some claim that a full moon is a propitious time to plant.SYN.: favorable, auspicious, promising, opportune, timely, good, advantageous, fortunate, conducive, providential.ANT.: adverse, inopportune, unfortunate, badIV(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Affording benefit: advantageous, benefic, beneficent, beneficial, benignant, favorable, good, helpful, profitable, salutary, toward, useful. See HELP. 2. Occurring at a fitting or advantageous time: auspicious, favorable, opportune, prosperous, seasonable, timely, well-timed. See LUCK. 3. Indicative of future success or full of promise: auspicious, benign, bright, brilliant, fair, favorable, fortunate, good. See LUCK.
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Propitious — Pro*pi tious, a. [L. propitius, perhaps originally a term of augury meaning, flying forward (pro) or well; cf. Skr. pat to fly, E. petition, feather.] [1913 Webster] 1. Convenient; auspicious; favorable; kind; as, a propitious season; a… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
propitious — [prō pish′əs, prəpish′əs] adj. [ME propicius < OFr < L propitius, favorable < pro , before, forward + petere, to seek, desire, rush at: see FEATHER] 1. favorably inclined or disposed; gracious [the propitious gods] 2. boding well;… … English World dictionary
propitious — [adj1] full of promise; good, favorable advantageous, auspicious, beneficial, benign, brave, bright, dexter, encouraging, favoring, fortunate, happy, hopeful, lucky, opportune, pat*, promising, prosperous, rosy, seasonable, timely, toward, useful … New thesaurus
propitious — I adjective accommodating, advantageous, approving, auspicious, beneficial, benevolent, benign, benignant, cheering, clear, clement, cloudless, conducive, disposed to bestow favors, encouraging, expedient, favorable, favorably inclined,… … Law dictionary
propitious — mid 15c., from O.Fr. propicius (mid 12c.), from L. propitius (see PROPITIATION (Cf. propitiation)) … Etymology dictionary
propitious — auspicious, *favorable, benign Analogous words: benignant, *kind, kindly: fortunate, *lucky, providential, happy Antonyms: unpropitious: adverse Contrasted words: *sinister, malefic, maleficent, malign, baleful: * … New Dictionary of Synonyms
propitious — ► ADJECTIVE 1) favourable. 2) archaic favourably disposed towards someone. DERIVATIVES propitiously adverb propitiousness noun … English terms dictionary
propitious — propitiously, adv. propitiousness, n. /preuh pish euhs/, adj. 1. presenting favorable conditions; favorable: propitious weather. 2. indicative of favor; auspicious: propitious omens. 3. favorably inclined; disposed to bestow favors or forgive:… … Universalium
propitious — pro|pi|tious [prəˈpıʃəs] adj formal [Date: 1500 1600; : Latin; Origin: propitius, from petere to try to find or get ] good and likely to bring good results ▪ a propitious moment propitious for ▪ Conditions after the 1905 revolution were… … Dictionary of contemporary English
propitious — [[t]prəpɪ̱ʃəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED If something is propitious, it is likely to lead to success. [FORMAL] They should wait for the most propitious moment between now and the next election... The omens for the game are still not propitious. Syn:… … English dictionary
propitious — pro•pi•tious [[t]prəˈpɪʃ əs[/t]] adj. 1) presenting favorable conditions; favorable: propitious weather[/ex] 2) indicative of favor; auspicious: propitious omens[/ex] 3) favorably disposed: a propitious ruler[/ex] • Etymology: 1400–50; late ME… … From formal English to slang