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propitious

Pronunciation: /prəˈpɪʃəs/

Translation of propitious in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • [moment/time] propicio; [omen/augury] favorable
    Example sentences
    • As was clear then and since, this wasn't the most propitious moment to draw a line in the sand - neither Britain or France were in a position to actually defend Poland.
    • This journalistic term can be used to describe an innocent delay of a story until a more propitious moment, or a manipulative delay of a story until it can do the most damage.
    • Rarely has a superpower cared so much about a speck on the international diplomatic horizon; rarely at such a propitious moment in history have we had such good fortune.

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