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fortunate

for·tu·nate

fortunate

 
 
pronunciation:
for ch niht
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having good fortune; lucky; blessed.
These kittens are fortunate to be adopted into a loving home.I was fortunate to be able to go to college.The charity helps people who are less fortunate than we are.
synonyms:
blessed, lucky, prosperous
antonyms:
poor, unfortunate, unlucky, wretched
similar words:
favored, happy, rich, successful, well, well-off, well-to-do
definition 2: bringing or brought by good fortune.
It was fortunate that her friend was with her in the car when the chest pains began.That he had enough cash was a fortunate circumstance as he usually carried very little.
synonyms:
happy, lucky, prosperous, providential
antonyms:
unfortunate
similar words:
auspicious, favorable, felicitous, fortuitous, opportune, propitious, ripe, seasonable, timely, well-timed
derivations: fortunately (adv.), fortunateness (n.)
Word Builder: fortunate +
  • fortunately:
    happening because of good luck.
Word Parts
The word fortunate contains the following parts:
fort1 Latin root that means luck, chance
-ate2 Latin adjective-forming suffix that means full of; in a state of