Coming by good luck or favorable chance.
Bringing some good thing not foreseen as certain.
Receiving some unforeseen or unexpected good, or some good which was not dependent on one's own skill or efforts.
Lucky, favored by fortune.
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A man is successful in any case if he achieves or gains what he seeks; he is known as a successful man if he has achieved or gained worthy objects of endeavor; he is fortunate or lucky if advantages have come to him without or beyond his direct planning or achieving. Lucky is the more common and colloquial, fortunate the more elegant word; fortunate is more naturally applied to the graver matters, as we speak of the fortunate, rather than the lucky, issue of a great battle; lucky more strongly emphasizes the element of chance, as when we speak of a lucky hit, a lucky guess, or of one as "born under a lucky star." Favored is used in a religious sense, implying that one is the object of divine favor. Happy, in this connection, signifies possessed of the means of happiness. One is said to be happy or prosperous whether his prosperity be the result of fortune or of achievement; prospered rather denotes the action of a superintending Providence.
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having unexpected good fortune
"other, less fortunate, children died"; "a fortunate choice"
miserable, roofless, ill-fated, ill-starred, fatal, unhappy, pathetic, homeless, cursed, calamitous, unlucky, inauspicious, pitiable, regrettable, hapless, too bad, poor, pitiful, unfortunate, black, doomed, dispossessed, abject, disastrous, wretched, fateful, piteous, infelicitous, curst, ill-omened, downtrodden, misfortunate
"golden lads and girls all must / like chimney sweepers come to dust"
unhappy, ill-fated, unfortunate, curst, too bad, unlucky, roofless, hapless, cursed, misfortunate, piteous, regrettable, infelicitous, wretched, downtrodden, pathetic, abject, poor, pitiable, disastrous, fatal, ill-omened, homeless, inauspicious, black, calamitous, doomed, dispossessed, pitiful, fateful, miserable, ill-starred
presaging good fortune
"she made a fortunate decision to go to medical school"; "rosy predictions"
inauspicious, homeless, too bad, regrettable, ill-omened, roofless, miserable, doomed, unfortunate, curst, poor, hapless, black, fateful, infelicitous, fatal, disastrous, dispossessed, wretched, unhappy, pitiful, cursed, misfortunate, piteous, pitiable, abject, ill-fated, calamitous, unlucky, pathetic, downtrodden, ill-starred
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How to use fortunate in a sentence?
It’s beautiful, it’s humbling to be recognized as someone who's had a positive impact, but if I have been fortunate enough to impact others it's only because I, myself, have been greatly impacted by positive people in my life, my mother nourished me with the most extravagant love imaginable, my father, my incredible father, drove me to be the best I can.
You have to give our officers some credit, they were being cussed at, stuff was thrown at them. It could have been much, much worse. We’re very fortunate we didn’t have a police officer injured, fortunate there weren’t more innocent people hurt.
We are fortunate to have veterinarians in town who donate their services to our annual wellness roundups where we check the health of all our swans.
Shes a reminder of how fortunate we are to do what we do with our God-given talents and opportunity.
I'm very fortunate that I made my decision to quit before the big dollar seasons had arrived, if I had waited until the 1980s I would have been hooked with an expensive boat mortgage and stuck in a shrinking industry.
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- щастлив, късметлийски, удаченBulgarian
- suotuisa, onnekas, lupaavaFinnish
- fortanachScottish Gaelic
- fortunoza, hazarda, hazardalaIdo
- may mắnVietnamese
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