- Not auspicious; ill-omened; unfortunate; unlucky; unfavorable.
- 1595: And shake the yoke of inauspicious stars. " w:William Shakespeare, Shakespeare, w:Romeo and Juliet, Romeo and Juliet, V,iii.
- Inauspicious love. " w:John Dryden, Dryden.
- 1788: It is not to be wondered at that a government instituted in times so inauspicious, should on experiment be found greatly deficient and inadequate to the purpose it was intended to answer. " w:Publius, Publius, w:Federalist Papers, Federalist, II.
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