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providential

adjective

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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

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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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The first known use of providential was in 1648

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“Providential.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/providential. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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