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Synonyms for fortunate
ˈfɔr tʃə nɪtfor·tu·nate

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  1. fortunateadjective


    unlucky, unfortunate

  2. fortunateadjective

    Coming by good luck or favorable chance.


    unlucky, unfortunate

  3. fortunateadjective

    Bringing some good thing not foreseen as certain.


    unfortunate, unlucky

  4. fortunateadjective

    Presaging happiness.


    unlucky, unfortunate

  5. fortunateadjective



    unfortunate, unlucky

  6. fortunateadjective

    Receiving some unforeseen or unexpected good, or some good which was not dependent on one's own skill or efforts.


    unlucky, unfortunate

  7. fortunateadjective

    Lucky, favored by fortune.


    unlucky, unfortunate

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. fortunate

    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.

    favored, happy, lucky, prospered, prosperous, successful

    broken, crushed, fallen, ill-starred, miserable, unfortunate, unhappy, unlucky, woful, wretched

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. fortunate

    lucky, propitious, happy, felicitous, prosperous, auspicious, providential, successful

    unlucky, unfortunate, unhappy, infelicitous

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fortunateadjective

    having unexpected good fortune

    "other, less fortunate, children died"; "a fortunate choice"

    golden, rosy

    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

  2. fortunate, goldenadjective

    supremely favored

    "golden lads and girls all must / like chimney sweepers come to dust"

    gilded, rosy, lucky, prosperous, aureate, golden, gold, gilt, halcyon, favourable, favorable

    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

  3. fortunate, rosyadjective

    presaging good fortune

    "she made a fortunate decision to go to medical school"; "rosy predictions"

    rose-cheeked, rosy, flushed, rosy-cheeked, golden, blushful, rose-colored

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. fortunateadjective

    LUCKY, successful, prosperous, favored, happy

  2. fortunateadjective

    propitious, auspicious, favorable

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. fortunateadjective

    lucky, favored, auspicious, favorable


PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "fortunate":

    lucky, happy, privileged, chance, iucky, fortunately, pleased, wealthy

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  1. Gus Bell:

    It’s an incredible honor to be in this organization and work for this organization and to be in this position and work with this group of coaches and Nick and his staff and loving every opportunity to be with these players, i ’m just thankful to be able to just continue all the work we’ve done together. There’s been a lot of progress in this organization, and I ’m fortunate to be part of that team.

  2. Minna Rae:

    We're very fortunate he lived long enough to get verification for his service because many other World War II vets died before that happened.

  3. Barack Obama:

    Andrew Cuomo own story taught Andrew Cuomo that as Americans, we are bound together as one people, and our country's success rests on the success of all of us, not just a fortunate few.

  4. Rex Hickman:

    We know how fortunate we are, we have each other. We have great friends, wonderful family. So many people have got to be suffering much more than we are, and we feel for them.

  5. Eric Staal:

    You know, it’s the oldest cliché in hockey, but the fourth one’s going to be the hardest and we’re fortunate to have the opportunity at home and we’ll be ready to go in Game 6.

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