1. [ adjective ] presaging ill-fortune
Synonyms: ominous ill

"ill omens" "ill predictions" "my words with inauspicious thunderings shook heaven"- P.B.Shelley "a dead and ominous silence prevailed" "a by-election at a time highly unpropitious for the Government"

Related terms: unpropitious
2. [ adjective ] contrary to your interests or welfare
Synonyms: adverse untoward harmful

"adverse circumstances" "made a place for themselves under the most untoward conditions"

Related terms: unfavorable
3. [ adjective ] not auspicious; boding ill
Synonyms: unfortunate
Related terms: auspicious unpromising auspiciousness
Similar spelling:   inauspiciously