unpropitious

unpropitious
un|pro|pi|tious [ ,ʌnprə`pıʃəs ] adjective VERY FORMAL
an unpropitious situation or time does not seem appropriate for getting the result you want

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • unpropitious — I adjective adverse, hopeless, ill disposed, ill omened, ill timed, inauspicious, minatory, ominous, sinister, threatening, unfavorable, unfortunate, unpromising, untoward II index adverse (hostile), antipathetic ( …   Law dictionary

  • unpropitious — (adj.) c.1600 (implied in unpropitiously), from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + PROPITIOUS (Cf. propitious) …   Etymology dictionary

  • unpropitious — *ominous, portentous, fateful, inauspicious Analogous words: *sinister, baleful, malign, malefic, maleficent: threatening, menacing (see THREATEN): *adverse, antagonistic, counter Antonyms: propitious …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • unpropitious — [spelling only] …   English World dictionary

  • unpropitious — adj.; unpropitiously, adv.; unpropitiousness, n. * * * …   Universalium

  • unpropitious — adjective not propitious; unfavourable, untimely …   Wiktionary

  • unpropitious — Synonyms and related words: adversary, adversative, adverse, alien, antagonistic, anti, antipathetic, antithetic, apocalyptic, bad, baleful, baneful, black, bodeful, boding, clashing, competitive, con, conflicting, contradictory, contrary,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • unpropitious — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Bringing, predicting, or characterized by misfortune: bad, evil, ill, inauspicious, unfavorable. See LUCK …   English dictionary for students

  • unpropitious — adj. not propitious, not favorable …   English contemporary dictionary

  • unpropitious — adjective (of a circumstance) not indicating a good chance of success; unfavourable. Derivatives unpropitiously adverb …   English new terms dictionary

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