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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (1)

1. auguring favorable circumstances and good luck;
- Example: "an auspicious beginning for the campaign"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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. [1913 Webster] Auspicious union of order and freedom. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 2. Prosperous; fortunate; as, auspicious years. "Auspicious chief." --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 3. Favoring; favorable; propitious; -- applied to persons or things. "Thy auspicious mistress." --Shak. "Auspicious gales." --Pope. [1913 Webster] Syn: See Propitious. [1913 Webster] -- Aus*pi"cious*ly, adv. -- Aus*pi"cious*ness, n. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

auspicious adj 1: auguring favorable circumstances and good luck; "an auspicious beginning for the campaign" [ant: inauspicious, unfortunate]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

87 Moby Thesaurus words for "auspicious": advantageous, appropriate, befitting, beneficial, benevolent, benign, benignant, blessed, blessed with luck, bon, bonny, braw, bright, bright with promise, bueno, capital, cheering, cogent, commendable, convenient, dexter, elegant, encouraging, estimable, excellent, expedient, fair, famous, favorable, favored, favoring, felicitous, fine, fit, fitting, fortunate, full of promise, golden, good, goodly, grand, halcyon, happy, healthy, helpful, hopeful, in luck, inspiring, inspiriting, kind, laudable, looking up, lucky, meet, nice, noble, of good omen, of happy portent, of promise, opportune, pleasant, pregnant of good, profitable, promising, propitious, prosperous, providential, reassuring, regal, ripe, roseate, rosy, royal, seasonable, skillful, sortable, sound, splendid, suitable, supportive, timely, useful, valid, very good, virtuous, well-timed, white