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adjective fortunate pronunciation in British English /ˈfɔː(r)tʃənət/
  1. lucky, especially because you have more advantages than other people

    Not everyone is as fortunate as we are.

    The state provides textbooks for the less fortunate students.

    fortunate enough to do something:

    I was fortunate enough to have a very supportive family.

    Synonyms and related words for this sense of fortunate
    1. a.
      lucky because you have avoided something bad
      fortunate to do something:

      She was extremely fortunate to escape without injury.

      Synonyms and related words for this sense of fortunate
    2. b.
      used about a situation or event that is lucky for you

      These schools are in the fortunate position of being able to choose the best students.

      it is fortunate that:

      It is very fortunate that the doctor was here today.

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