What does propitious mean?

propitious meaning in General Dictionary

showing positive circumstances; expected to lead to or show signs of success

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  • Convenient; auspicious; positive; kind; because, a propitious season; a propitious breeze.
  • For this reason, sort; gracious; merciful; helpful; -- said of a individual or a divinity.

propitious meaning in Etymology Dictionary

mid-15c., from Anglo-French propicius, Old French propicius "gracious, positive, helpful" (12c., Modern French propice) and right from Latin propitius "favorable, kind, gracious, well-disposed" (see propitiation). Previously English form ended up being propice, from Old French propice. Related: Propitiously.


Sentence Examples with the word propitious

When Elizabeth ascended the throne, Dee was asked by Lord Dudley to name a propitious day for the coronation.

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