• adjective: having good luck
  • adjective: bringing some good thing not foreseen as certain
  • synonyms: lucky, prosperous, happy


  • They were 'fortunate' (enough) to escape injury when their car crashed. = It was 'fortunate' that they escaped injury when their car crashed.

  • We're 'fortunate' in having these opportunities. = We're 'fortunate' to have these opportunities.

  • We should try to help others who are less 'fortunate' than ourselves.

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  • (..) storing up a heap of trouble for itself. Now, seeing as I can't convince you to work with my administration in an official capacity inside the White House, I feel damn fortunate to have someone as statesmanlike as you leading the movement. And I want you to go on leading it. No one else. (..)
    2014 Selma