- a presenting favorable circumstances; likely to result in or show signs of success
propitious gales speeded us along
a propitious alignment of planets for space exploration
- The political climate is propitious to push the women's reservation bill in the parliament. .
- Surrounded by mountains and washed by a wide river, it was the site's propitious geomancy that recommended it as the seat of the Choson Dynasty in 1394.
- It was a propitious move; Chad had joined a firm that would soon abandon the handheld-payment concept in favor of something far more lucrative: securing online transactions.
- Pope Benedict XVI in International Herald Tribune
I therefore was given the propitious occasion to renew my sentiments of esteem for Muslims and the Islamic civilization,Benedict added. "At the same time I was able to insist on the importance that Christians and Muslims work together for...
- Desmond Tutu in FOXNews
We think it's a very exciting time, a propitious time, and we want to be able to tell the people that nowhere in the world do you really have what are intractable problems,Tutu said.
- Fidel Castro in Reuters India
The circumstances are more propitious than ever for the flowering of those ideas of revolution that Che spoke of,Castro said.