Fortuitous is a word that is used to describe something that is lucky or fortunate. Sometimes people use the word to describe things that happen to them, even though they don't deserve them.

  • The fortuitous event was the dress catching on fire.

  • The fortuitous event was the doorbell ringing at that moment.

Definition of fortuitous


having no cause or apparent cause


causeless, uncaused


occurring by happy chance

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Example Sentences for fortuitous

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    The change proved to be fortuitous.

  • 2

    The arrival of the diesels proved to be fortuitous.

  • 3

    The circumstances surrounding the recording were fortuitous.

  • 4

    The collapse of the case against her was fortuitous.

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    The timing couldn't have been more fortuitous.

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    The situation is saved by the fortuitous arrival of a stranger from Andros.

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    This fact would prove fortuitous in the symphony's ultimate fate.

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    The next step is also arranged from demons and it is not fortuitous event.

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    The offer is fortuitous because Lewrie's personal life is rapidly unraveling.

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    However, he also stated that ignorance of radar was fortuitous in the long run.