Definitions for fortuitousfɔrˈtu ɪ təs, -ˈtyu-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. causeless, fortuitous, uncaused(adj)

    having no cause or apparent cause

    "a causeless miracle"; "fortuitous encounters--strange accidents of fortune"; "we cannot regard artistic invention as...uncaused and unrelated to the times"

  2. fortuitous(adj)

    occurring by happy chance

    "profits were enhanced by a fortuitous drop in the cost of raw materials"

Wiktionary

  1. fortuitous(Adjective)

    Happening by chance; coincidental or accidental.

  2. fortuitous(Adjective)

    Happening by a lucky chance; lucky or fortunate.

  3. fortuitous(Adjective)

    Happening independently of human will.

  4. Origin: From fortuitus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fortuitous(adj)

    happening by chance; coming or occuring unexpectedly, or without any known cause; chance; as, the fortuitous concourse of atoms

  2. Fortuitous(adj)

    happening independently of human will or means of foresight; resulting from unavoidable physical causes

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fortuitous

    for-tū′i-tus, adj. happening by chance.—ns. Fortū′itism; Fortū′itist.—adv. Fortū′itously.—ns. Fortū′itousness, Fortū′ity. [L. fortuitus.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fortuitous in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fortuitous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Herbert Westren Turnbull:

    Mathematics transfigures the fortuitous concourse of atoms into the tracery of the finger of God.

  2. Alan Keenan:

    The fact it is politically helpful to the new government - in that it weakens the chances of the Rajapaksas coming back - is also fortuitous but it shouldn't be the primary motivation.

  3. Carey Mulligan:

    I think it' s overdue telling this story, I think it's taken 100 years to tell this story, which seems crazy because it is the story of our basic civil rights, all these conversations that are happening about the gender pay gap and woman's rights and woman's issues are overdue as well. It all seems to be coming to a head at the same time, which is fortuitous.

  4. Eric Hoffer:

    However much we talk of the inexorable laws governing the life of individuals and of societies, we remain at the bottom convinced that in human affairs everything in more or less fortuitous. We do not even believe in the inevitability of our own death. Hence the difficulty of deciphering the present, of detecting the seeds of things to come as they germinate before our eyes. We are not attuned to seeing the inevitable.

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