Word of the Day: PROPITIOUS


adjective \prə-ˈpi-shəs\

: likely to have or produce good results

Full Definition of PROPITIOUS

1 :  favorably disposed :  benevolent
2 :  being a good omen :  auspicious <propitious sign>
3 :  tending to favor :  advantageous
pro·pi·tious·ly adverb
pro·pi·tious·ness noun

Examples of PROPITIOUS

  1. Now is a propitious time to start a business.
  2. <the success of the first big movie in May was a propitious start for the summer season of blockbusters>


Middle English propycyous, from Anglo-French propicius, from Latin propitius, probably from pro- for + petere to seek — more at pro-, feather

First Known Use: 15th century



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