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fortuitousadjective

uk   /fɔːˈtjuː.ɪ.təs/  us   /fɔːrˈtuː.ə.t̬əs/ formal
(of something that is to your advantage) not planned, happening by chance: The timing of the meeting is certainly fortuitous. The collapse of its rivals brought fortuitous gains to the company.
fortuitously
adverb uk   us   /-li/
fortuitousness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
Translations of “fortuitous”
in Chinese (Traditional) (有利的事)偶然發生的,碰巧的…
in Chinese (Simplified) (有利的事)偶然发生的,碰巧的…
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