: bringing some good thing not foreseen as certain : auspicious
: receiving some unexpected good
— for·tu·nate·ness noun
Examples of FORTUNATE
- How fortunate we were to find that restaurant!
- We should try to help others who are less fortunate than ourselves.
First Known Use of FORTUNATE
Related to FORTUNATE
- fluky (also flukey), fortuitous, happy, heaven-sent, lucky, providential
- hapless, ill-fated, ill-starred, luckless, star-crossed, unfortunate, unhappy, unlucky
See Synonym Discussion at lucky
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