Synonyms for fortunate
ˈfɔr tʃə nɪtfor·tu·nate
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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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Instead of comparing our lot with that of those who are more fortunate than we are, we should compare it with the lot of the great majority of our fellow men. It then appears that we are among the privileged.
Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself.
No one has ever tried to set me up on a date or even insinuated that there is something wrong with my desire to be single, i feel very fortunate because I know that many people face pressure to date and get married.
One is never as fortunate or as unfortunate as one thinks.
There is no accident so disastrous that a clever man cannot derive some profit from it nor any so fortunate that a fool cannot turn it to his disadvantage.
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- щастлив, удачен, късметлийскиBulgarian
- suotuisa, lupaava, onnekasFinnish
- fortanachScottish Gaelic
- hazarda, hazardala, fortunozaIdo
- may mắnVietnamese
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