When the timing of something is propitious, it's likely to turn out well. A propitious time for taking a big test is when you've studied hard and had a good night's sleep.

If you believe in astrology, you might check your horoscope to settle on a propitious day for your wedding. A propitious moment to ask your parents about that spring break trip to Cancun might be when you've just unveiled your straight-A report card.

Definitions of propitious
  1. adjective
    presenting favorable circumstances; likely to result in or show signs of success
    propitious omens”
    propitious gales speeded us along”
    “a propitious alignment of planets for space exploration”
    auguring favorable circumstances and good luck
    favorable, favourable, golden, lucky, prosperous
    presaging or likely to bring good luck
    disposed to bestow favors
    favorable, favourable
    (of winds or weather) tending to promote or facilitate
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    not propitious
    ill, inauspicious, ominous
    presaging ill fortune
    extremely ominous
    unfavorable, unfavourable
    (of winds or weather) tending to hinder or oppose
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