Definition of unpropitiously in US English:



  • See unpropitious

    • ‘The little boy, who slipped and fell so unpropitiously a few days ago, lies fretting in his bed in the cramped room.’
    • ‘Old Church traditions and folklore warned against marrying unpropitiously, and forbade marriage during Lent and Advent.’
    • ‘The work begins unpropitiously with the words: ‘After so much that has been written on this subject… it is difficult to say anything new upon the subject.’
    • ‘Their marriage began unpropitiously when the groom - intending to instruct his bride in her marital duties - took her to watch a display of graphic lovemaking in a brothel.’
    • ‘Born unpropitiously into a man's world, she plays the role of a woman exuding exemplary tolerance.’