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Synonyms for fortuity
fɔrˈtu ɪ ti, -ˈtyu-for·tu·ity

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. fortuity

    An accident is that which happens without any one's direct intention; a chance that which happens without any known cause. If the direct cause of a railroad accident is known, we can not call it a chance. To the theist there is, in strictness, no chance, all things being by divine causation and control; but chance is spoken of where no special cause is manifest: "By chance there came down a certain priest that way," Luke x, 31. We can speak of a game of chance, but not of a game of accident. An incident is viewed as occurring in the regular course of things, but subordinate to the main purpose, or aside from the main design. Fortune is the result of inscrutable controlling forces. Fortune and chance are nearly equivalent, but chance can be used of human effort and endeavor as fortune can not be; we say "he has a chance of success," or "there is one chance in a thousand," where we could not substitute fortune; as personified, Fortune is regarded as having a fitful purpose, Chance as purposeless; we speak of fickle Fortune, blind Chance; "Fortune favors the brave." The slaughter of men is an incident of battle; unexpected defeat, the fortune of war. Since the unintended is often the undesirable, accident tends to signify some calamity or disaster, unless the contrary is expressed, as when we say a fortunate or happy accident. An adventure is that which may turn out ill, a misadventure that which does turn out ill. A slight disturbing accident is a mishap. Compare EVENT; HAZARD.

    Synonyms:
    accident, adventure, calamity, casualty, chance, contingency, disaster, hap, happening, hazard, incident, misadventure, misfortune, mishap, possibility

    Antonyms:
    appointment, calculation, certainty, decree, fate, foreordination, intention, law, necessity, ordainment, ordinance, plan, preparation, provision, purpose

    Preposition:
    The accident of birth; an accident to the machinery.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. accident, stroke, fortuity, chance eventnoun

    anything that happens suddenly or by chance without an apparent cause

    "winning the lottery was a happy accident"; "the pregnancy was a stroke of bad luck"; "it was due to an accident or fortuity"

    Synonyms:
    stroking, solidus, slash, apoplexy, shot, cam stroke, separatrix, virgule, diagonal, accident, cerebrovascular accident, chance event, throw, stroke

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  1. fortuitynoun

    Synonyms:
    accidentalness, chance, contingency

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