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Synonyms for fortunate
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Wiktionary5.0 / 2 votes

  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 Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. fortunate

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

    unlucky, unfortunate, unhappy, infelicitous

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. fortunateadjective

    LUCKY, successful, prosperous, favored, happy

  2. fortunateadjective

    propitious, auspicious, favorable

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. fortunateadjective

    lucky, favored, auspicious, favorable


PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "fortunate":

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

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  1. Helen Keller:

    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.

  2. Plutarch:

    Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself.

  3. Heather Runyan:

    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.

  4. La Rochefoucauld:

    One is never as fortunate or as unfortunate as one thinks.

  5. La Rochefoucauld:

    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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