HyperDic: fortunate

English > 3 senses of the word fortunate:
ADJECTIVEallfortunatehaving unexpected good fortune
allfortunate, goldensupremely favored
allfortunate, rosypresaging good fortune
fortunate > pronunciation
Soundsfao'rchahnaht; fao'rchuwnaht
Rhymesabbot ... zealot / Zealot: 372 rhymes with aht...
English > fortunate: 3 senses > adjective 1
MeaningHaving unexpected good fortune.
Examples
  • "other, less fortunate, children died"
  • "a fortunate choice"
Narrowerbetter offIn a more fortunate / fortunate or prosperous condition
felicitous, happymarked by good fortune
fortuitousOccurring by happy chance
good, wellResulting favorably
heaven-sent, providential, miraculouspeculiarly fortunate or appropriate
luckyOccurring by chance
well-offfortunately situated
See alsoluckyHaving or bringing good fortune
privilegedBlessed with privileges
successfulHaving succeeded or being marked by a favorable outcome / outcome
Oppositeunfortunatenot favored by fortune
Spanishafortunado, suertudo
Catalanafortunat, sortós
Adverbsfortunatelyby good fortune
English > fortunate: 3 senses > adjective 2
Meaningsupremely favored.
Synonymgolden
Broaderblessed, blestHighly favored or fortunate / fortunate (as e.g. by divine grace)
Spanishafortunado, venturoso
English > fortunate: 3 senses > adjective 3
Meaningpresaging good fortune.
Example"she made a fortunate decision to go to medical school"
Synonymrosy
BroaderauspiciousAuguring favorable circumstances and good luck
Spanishafortunado, esperanzador, prometedor
Catalanesperançador, prometedor

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