An inauspicious event is one that gives signs that success is unlikely.
FORMAL adj usu ADJ n (Antonym: auspicious)
The meeting got off to an inauspicious start when he was late.
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary
bad, black, bodeful, discouraging, ill-omened, ominous, unfavourable, unfortunate, unlucky, unpromising, unpropitious, untoward
auspicious, encouraging, favourable, fortunate, good, lucky, promising, propitious
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