Definitions for propitiousprəˈpɪʃ əs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pro•pi•tiousprəˈpɪʃ əs(adj.)

  1. presenting favorable conditions; favorable:

    propitious weather.

  2. indicative of favor; auspicious:

    propitious omens.

  3. favorably disposed:

    a propitious ruler.

Origin of propitious:

1400–50; late ME propicius < L propitius, prob. =pro-pro -1+-pit-, comb. form of petere to head for, resort to, solicit +-ius adj. suffix; see -ous


Princeton's WordNet

  1. propitious(adj)

    presenting favorable circumstances; likely to result in or show signs of success

    "propitious omens"; "propitious gales speeded us along"; "a propitious alignment of planets for space exploration"


  1. propitious(Adjective)

    Favorable; benevolent (e.g. propitious weather)

  2. propitious(Adjective)

    Favorably disposed towards someone.

  3. propitious(Adjective)


  4. propitious(Adjective)

    Characteristic of a good omen: auspicious.

  5. Origin: From propicius, from

Webster Dictionary

  1. Propitious(adj)

    convenient; auspicious; favorable; kind; as, a propitious season; a propitious breeze

  2. Propitious(adj)

    hence, kind; gracious; merciful; helpful; -- said of a person or a divinity


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