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Pronunciation:  `ino'spishus

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  not auspicious; boding ill
  2. [adj]  presaging ill-fortune; "ill omens"; "ill predictions"; "my words with inauspicious thunderings shook heaven"- P.B.Shelley;"a dead and ominous silence prevailed"; "a by-election at a time highly unpropitious for the Government"
  3. [adj]  contrary to your interests or welfare; "adverse circumstances"; "made a place for themselves under the most untoward conditions"

INAUSPICIOUS is a 12 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: adverse, harmful, ill, ominous, unfavorable, unfavourable, unfortunate, unpromising, unpropitious, untoward
 Antonyms: auspicious



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\In`aus*pi"cious\, a.
Not auspicious; ill-omened; unfortunate; unlucky;
unfavorable. ``Inauspicious stars.'' --Shak. ``Inauspicious
love.'' --Dryden. -- {In`aus*pi"cious*ly}, adv. --
{In`aus*pi"cious*ness}, n.

Thesaurus Terms
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