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fortunate

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of fortunate

  1. 1 coming or happening by good luck especially unexpectedly in a fortunate turn of events, the motel had one last vacancy Synonyms of fortunate fluky (also flukey), fortuitous, happy, heaven-sent, lucky, providential Words Related to fortunate 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, profitable Near Antonyms of fortunate inconvenient, inopportune, unseasonable, untimely; anticipated, expected, foreseen; deliberate, intentional, planned; inauspicious, unpromising; calamitous, catastrophic, disastrous Antonyms of fortunate hapless, ill-fated, ill-starred, luckless, star-crossed, unfortunate, unhappy, unlucky

  2. 2 having good luck rabbits' feet are seen as making the carrier of them fortunate Synonyms of fortunate lucky, happyWords Related to fortunate blessed (also blest), favored, gifted, privileged; fair, golden, promising; hotNear Antonyms of fortunate cursed (also curst), disadvantagedAntonyms of fortunate hapless, ill-fated, ill-starred, luckless, snakebit (or snakebitten), star-crossed, unfortunate, unhappy, unlucky

Synonym Discussion of fortunate

lucky, fortunate, happy, providential mean meeting with unforeseen success. lucky stresses the agency of chance in bringing about a favorable result.
    • won because of a lucky bounce
fortunate suggests being rewarded beyond one's deserts.
    • fortunate in my investments
happy combines the implications of lucky and fortunate with stress on being blessed.
    • a series of happy accidents
providential more definitely implies the help or intervention of a higher power.
    • a providential change in the weather


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