Thesaurus

fortuitous

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of fortuitous

  1. 1 coming or happening by good luck especially unexpectedly your arrival just before the thunderstorm was fortuitous Synonyms of fortuitous fluky (also flukey), fortunate, happy, heaven-sent, lucky, providentialWords Related to fortuitous convenient, opportune, seasonable, timely; unexpected, unforeseen, unlooked-for; accidental, chance, coincidental, serendipitous; auspicious, bright, encouraging, fair, heartening, hopeful, promising, propitious; benign, favorable, golden, good, halcyon; advantageous, beneficial, profitableNear Antonyms of fortuitous inconvenient, inopportune, unseasonable, untimely; anticipated, expected, foreseen; deliberate, intentional, planned; inauspicious, unpromising; calamitous, catastrophic, disastrousAntonyms of fortuitous hapless, ill-fated, ill-starred, luckless, star-crossed, unfortunate, unhappy, unlucky

  2. 2 happening by chance firmly believes that the creation of the universe was something other than just the fortuitous coming together of particles of matter Synonyms of fortuitous casual, chance, fluky (also flukey), accidental, inadvertent, incidental, unintended, unintentional, unplanned, unpremeditated, unwittingWords Related to fortuitous coincidental; freak, odd; aimless, arbitrary, desultory, haphazard, random; uncertain, unexpected, unforeseeable, unforeseen; coerced, forced, involuntary; unconscious, unpromptedNear Antonyms of fortuitous certain, destined, expected, fixed, foreordained, foreseeable, foreseen, inevitable, predestined, predetermined, predictable, preordained, prescribed, sure; conscious, freewill, knowing, unforced, voluntary, volunteer, willful (or wilful)Antonyms of fortuitous calculated, deliberate, intended, intentional, planned, premeditated, premeditative, prepense, set

Synonym Discussion of fortuitous

accidental, fortuitous, casual, contingent mean not amenable to planning or prediction. accidental stresses chance.
    • any resemblance to actual persons is entirely accidental
fortuitous so strongly suggests chance that it often connotes entire absence of cause.
    • a series of fortuitous events
casual stresses lack of real or apparent premeditation or intent.
    • a casual encounter with a stranger
contingent suggests possibility of happening but stresses uncertainty and dependence on other future events for existence or occurrence.
    • the contingent effects of the proposed law


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