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fortuitous

for·tu·i·tous

fortuitous

pronunciation:
for tu ih ts
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: happening or appearing by chance, as a coincidence.
It was simply fortuitous that the two scientists were seated next to each other.
synonyms:
accidental, casual, chance, coincidental, fluky
antonyms:
deliberate
similar words:
arbitrary, contingent, hit-or-miss, inadvertent, inconsequent, random, unexpected
definition 2: occurring or appearing by lucky chance.
A fortuitous interruption saved him from further embarrassment.It was fortuitous that their car broke down in front of a repair shop.
synonyms:
fortunate, happy, lucky, providential, serendipitous
similar words:
felicitous
derivations: fortuitously (adv.), fortuitousness (n.)