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propitious

pro·pi·tious

propitious

 
pronunciation:
pr pI shs
features:
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: offering favorable circumstances or conditions; opportune; promising.
This is not a propitious time to start a new venture.
synonyms:
advantageous, auspicious, beneficial, favorable, felicitous, opportune, promising, well-timed
antonyms:
adverse, inauspicious, unfavorable, unlucky, unpropitious
similar words:
beneficent, best, conducive, encouraging, happy, lucky, profitable, providential, timely
definition 2: favorable or favorably inclined; beneficent.
synonyms:
beneficent, benevolent, favorable, well-disposed
antonyms:
unfriendly, unpropitious
similar words:
benign, friendly, kindly, prosperous
derivations: propitiously (adv.), propitiousness (n.)
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The word propitious contains the following part:
-itious Latin adjective-forming suffix that means having the nature of, characterized by
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The suffix -itious attaches to Latin roots to form adjectives.