Thesaurus

fortune

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of fortune

  1. 1 what is going to happen to someone in the time ahead the telephone psychic proceeded to tell me my fortune—at great length Synonyms future Related Words circumstance, destiny, doom, fate, hap, kismet, lot, portion; futurities, outlook, prospect Near Antonyms present Antonyms past

  2. 2 a very large amount of money the billionaire's huge mansion must have cost a fortune Synonyms big bucks, bomb [British], boodle, bundle, earth, king's ransom, megabucks, mint, packet [chiefly British], pile, wad Related Words heap, pot; bonanza, mine, treasure trove; assets, capital, means, property, riches, wealth, wherewithal; bread [slang], cash, chips, currency, dough, gold, jack [slang], legal tender, lucre, pelf, tender, wampum Near Antonyms petty cash, pin money, pocket money, spending money Antonyms mite, peanuts, pittance song

  3. 3 a state or end that seemingly has been decided beforehand it was his fortune that he should wander in the wilderness before becoming king Synonyms circumstance, destiny, doom, fate, kismet, lot, portionRelated Words accident, casualty [archaic], chance, hap, happenchance, happenstance, hazard, luck; predestination; aftereffect, aftermath, conclusion, consequence, development, effect, fruit, issue, outcome, outgrowth, result, resultant, sequel, sequence, upshot

  4. 4 success that is partly the result of chance in a streak of good fortune, she won the lottery twice that year Synonyms fortunateness, luck, luckinessRelated Words blessing, boon, fluke, godsend, hit, serendipity, strike, windfall; break, chance, opportunity; coup, strokeNear Antonyms knock, misadventure, mishap; adversity, curse, debacle (also débâcle), sorrow, tragedy, trouble; calamity, cataclysm, catastrophe, disaster; defeat, failure, fizzle, nonachievement, nonsuccess; accident, casualty; disappointment, lapse, letdown, reversal, reverse, setback, slipup; circumstance, destiny, doom, fate, lot, portion; hex, jinxAntonyms mischance, misfortune, unluckiness

  5. 5 the total of one's money and property the family fortune is mostly in rare paintings and real estate Synonyms assets, capital, wealth, means, opulence, riches, substance, wherewithal, worthRelated Words belongings, chattels, effects, holdings, paraphernalia, possessions, things; bankroll, deep pockets, finances, funds, money, wallet; abundance, affluence, prosperity, success; treasure, valuables; accession, acquisition, personal property, personalty, property; nest egg, reserve, resources, savings, treasuryNear Antonyms debts, liabilities; indebtedness



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