: of, relating to, or determined by Providence
archaic : marked by foresight : prudent
: occurring by or as if by an intervention of Providence <a providential escape>
— prov·i·den·tial·ly \-ˈden(t)-sh(ə-)lē\ adverb
Examples of PROVIDENTIAL
- We had made a providential escape.
- It seemed providential that he should arrive at just that moment.
First Known Use of PROVIDENTIAL
Related to PROVIDENTIAL
- fluky (also flukey), fortuitous, happy, heaven-sent, lucky, fortunate
- hapless, ill-fated, ill-starred, luckless, star-crossed, unfortunate, unhappy, unlucky
See Synonym Discussion at lucky
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