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inauspicious

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishinauspiciousin‧aus‧pi‧cious /ˌɪnɔːˈspɪʃəs◂ $ ˌɪnɒː-/ adjective formal  FAILseeming to show that success in the future is unlikely opp auspicious an inauspicious startinauspiciously adverb
Examples from the Corpus
inauspiciousIn spite of an inauspicious beginning, Laura and Bernard succeeded within a few years in developing an absorbing private life in their adopted country.The loss was an inauspicious beginning to Darling's baseball career.A member of the picturesque Aberfoyle Golf Club, with a respectable 15 handicap, Roy remembers his inauspicious beginnings.After an inauspicious début as part of a band, Amos went solo and relocated to London.In view of these circumstances, the Combined Fleet plan for Midway could hardly have come at a more inauspicious moment.On those inauspicious occasions the candidate was Frank Robson, a market trader who lives near Darlington.At Plymouth, despite an inauspicious start, a fine first spring had improved the Pilgrim spirits.All three of us in the introductory course are auditors, an inauspicious start.His second term in office has got off to an extremely inauspicious start.inauspicious startAll three of us in the introductory course are auditors, an inauspicious start.His second term in office has got off to an extremely inauspicious start.At Plymouth, despite an inauspicious start, a fine first spring had improved the Pilgrim spirits.From their inauspicious start, the pair could hardly be closer now.
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