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inauspicious

adjective uk   /ˌɪn.ɔːˈspɪʃ.əs/ us    /-ɑː-/ formal
showing signs that something will not be successful or positive: After an inauspicious start, Scotland went on to win the match.
inauspiciously
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
Translations of “inauspicious”
in Chinese (Traditional) 不吉利的,不祥的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不吉利的,不祥的…
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