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"
occurring by happy chance
"profits were enhanced by a fortuitous drop in the cost of raw materials"
Happening by chance; coincidental or accidental.
Happening by a lucky chance; lucky or fortunate.
Happening independently of human will.
Origin: From fortuitus.
happening by chance; coming or occuring unexpectedly, or without any known cause; chance; as, the fortuitous concourse of atoms
happening independently of human will or means of foresight; resulting from unavoidable physical causes
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
for-tū′i-tus, adj. happening by chance.—ns. Fortū′itism; Fortū′itist.—adv. Fortū′itously.—ns. Fortū′itousness, Fortū′ity. [L. fortuitus.]
The numerical value of fortuitous in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of fortuitous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Examples of fortuitous in a Sentence
I do not play by fortuitous means. I plan and prepare and then play my hand.
Mathematics transfigures the fortuitous concourse of atoms into the tracery of the finger of God.
They can come and ask and speak to us. We'll be here waiting, this event was completely fortuitous; there was nothing untoward.
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.
The early movers in cannabis that listed their stocks a few years ago did so at a fortuitous time and were able to raise a lot of money astronomically fast. But they grew very quickly and now sales have not matched investor expectations.
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- случаен, неволенBulgarian
- zufällig, durch einen glücklichen ZufallGerman
- tahaton, sattumanvarainen, onnekasFinnish
- fortuite, fortuitFrench
- véletlen, váratlanHungarian
- hazarda, hazardalaIdo
- случайный, неожиданныйRussian
- slumpartad, tillfälligSwedish
- tesadüfî, rastlantısal, şans eseri olarak, kazaraTurkish
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