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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Occurring by chance. Also: lucky.

Usage examples (40)
  • After their hard work, they knew that it was not merely fortuitous that they got a good grade on the project.
  • Profits were enhanced by a fortuitous drop in the cost of raw materials
  • The reliance on coincidence or the fortuitous is often questionable, but the results at the same time are never quite incredible.
  • However this was described as a fortuitous "side effect" of QoF and that the QoF had not been specifically designed to tackle health inequalities. for more
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