propitious

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(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, bad
IV
(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

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