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Definition of fortunate adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1having or bringing an advantage, an opportunity, a piece of good luck, etc. synonym lucky
  2. 2 fortunate (to do something) I have been fortunate enough to visit many parts of the world as a lecturer. fortunate (in having…) I was fortunate in having a good teacher. Remember those less fortunate than yourselves. fortunate (for somebody)(that…) It was very fortunate for him that I arrived on time. opposite unfortunate
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