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English definition of “fortunate”

fortunate

adjective uk   /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
Good luck and bad luck
(Definition of fortunate from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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