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Meaning of PROPITIOUS

Pronunciation:  pru'pishus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  presenting favorable circumstances; "propitious omens"
 

PROPITIOUS is a 10 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: auspicious, encouraging, favorable, favourable, gracious, lucky, prosperous
 
 Antonyms: unpropitious
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\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.]
1. Convenient; auspicious; favorable; kind; as, a propitious
   season; a propitious breeze.

2. Hence, kind; gracious; merciful; helpful; -- said of a
   person or a divinity. --Milton.

         And now t' assuage the force of this new flame, And
         make thee [Love] more propitious in my need.
                                               --Spenser.

Syn: Auspicious; favorable; kind.

Usage: {Propitious}, {Auspicious}. Auspicious (from the
       ancient idea of auspices, or omens) denotes
       ``indicative of success,'' or ``favored by incidental
       occurrences;'' as, an auspicious opening; an
       auspicious event. Propitious denotes that which
       efficaciously protect us in some undertaking, speeds
       our exertions, and decides our success; as, propitious
       gales; propitious influences. -- {Pro*pi"tious*ly},
       adv. -- {Pro*pi"tious*ness}, n.

 

 

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