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English definition of “fortunate”

fortunate

adjective     /ˈfɔː.tʃən.ət/ US  /ˈfɔːr-/ approving
B2 lucky: [+ to infinitive] You're very fortunate to have found such a nice house. He was fortunate in his choice of assistant. [+ that] It was fortunate that they had left in plenty of time. → Opposite unfortunateGood luck and bad luck
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