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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Not favorable; not auspicious.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Not auspicious; ill-omened; unfortunate; unlucky; unfavorable.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not auspicious; ill-omened; unfortunate; unlucky; unfavorable.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not auspicious; ill-omened; unlucky; unfavorable: as, an inauspicious time.
  • Synonyms Unpropitious, unpromising, untoward.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. not auspicious; boding ill
  • adj. presaging ill fortune
  • adj. contrary to your interests or welfare

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  • chalk cliffs blanched
    In sullen light of the inauspicious day

    from "Channel Crossing," Sylvia Plath

    April 14, 2008