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providential

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of providential

  1. coming or happening by good luck especially unexpectedly winning the lottery could not have come at a more providential time for the recently laid-off worker Synonyms of providential fluky (also flukey), fortuitous, happy, heaven-sent, lucky, fortunateWords Related to providential 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 providential inconvenient, inopportune, unseasonable, untimely; anticipated, expected, foreseen; deliberate, intentional, planned; inauspicious, unpromising; calamitous, catastrophic, disastrousAntonyms of providential hapless, ill-fated, ill-starred, luckless, star-crossed, unfortunate, unhappy, unlucky

Synonym Discussion of providential

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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