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
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.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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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How to use fortunate in a sentence?
A considerable percentage of the people we meet on the street are people who are empty inside, that is, they are actually already dead. It is fortunate for us that we do not see and do not know it. If we knew what a number of people are actually dead and what a number of these dead people govern our lives, we should go mad with horror.
We don't have an Olympics, so we are fortunate that the Olympic Committee allows us to come in and kind of show off our sport, in North America it is really hard to build up our skating clubs, it's hard to keep kids in the sport (when) they see gymnastics, ice skating and they kind of join those and ...stop roller skating.
We’re fortunate to have the space station to demonstrate potential habitation capabilities like BEAM.
Its nice to hear the fans cheer, silver lining sort of thing, should I go to the pile or not? I knew everything was messed up there for a little bit, but I think somewhat fortunate it wasnt worse.
I count Marie Yovanovitch lucky to be a Foreign Service Officer, fortunate to serve with the best America has to offer, blessed to serve the American people for the last 33 years.
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- щастлив, късметлийски, удаченBulgarian
- suotuisa, onnekas, lupaavaFinnish
- fortanachScottish Gaelic
- fortunoza, hazarda, hazardalaIdo
- may mắnVietnamese
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