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The word ominous has a negative connotation attached to it, but is there a word with the same kind of meaning that is positive?

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    These are answers, @Josh61. Encouraging, promising and hopeful are more colloquial synonyms that would often work. Jul 16, 2014 at 10:28
  • glance in a thesaurus.
    – Fattie
    Jul 16, 2014 at 15:13
  • I think portentous is of neutral connotation, but wiktionary may suggest otherwise: “Of momentous or ominous significance. ... Ominously prophetic.” Jul 16, 2014 at 15:47

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Propitious is one option:

Presenting favorable circumstances; auspicious.

Source:The American Heritage® Dictionary

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  • Auspicious in that definition seems an even better option. Jul 16, 2014 at 10:50
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    right, auspicious is probably what Jim had in mind.
    – Fattie
    Jul 16, 2014 at 15:13
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Serendipitous : Occurring or discovered by chance in a happy or beneficial way.

Auspicious : Conducive to success; favorable. Giving or being a sign of future success.

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