auspicious
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ɔːˈspɪʃəs/
Adjective

auspicious

  1. Of good omen; indicating future success.
  2. Conducive to success.
    Synonyms: favourable, favorable, promising, propitious, fortunate, lucky
    This is an auspicious day.
  3. Marked by success; prosperous.
    Synonyms: lucky, fortunate
    • c. 1599–1602, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358 ↗, [Act I, scene ii], lines 8–14, page 153 ↗, column 2:
      Therefore our sometimes#Adjective|ſometimes Siſter, now our Queen, / Th’ imperiall jointress#English|Ioyntreſſe of this warlike State, / Haue we, as ’twere, with a defeated ioy, / With one Auſpicious, and one Dropping eye, / With mirth in Funerall, and with dirge#English|Dirge in Marriage, / In equall Scale weighing Delight and dole#Etymology_2|Dole / Taken to Wife {{...}
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