- Not auspicious; ill-omened; unfortunate; unlucky; unfavorable.
- 1595: And shake the yoke of inauspicious stars. — Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, V,iii.
- Inauspicious love. — 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. — Publius, Federalist, II.