What does the word propitious mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Propitiousness.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Propitiously.

Usage examples for propitious

  1. That is the best news of all that has reached me on this propitious day, for the Mohar's widow, the noble Setchem, has been brought here, and I should have been obliged to choose between two sentences on her as the mother of the villain who has escaped us. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. My kinswoman always thinks the best of me, but I will take her words for a propitious omen. – Shirley by Charlotte Brontë
  3. The archdeacon took a step forward, with the intention of intercepting him, but thought better of it, and stopped, seeing that the time was not propitious. – The New Rector by Stanley J. Weyman