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fortuitous (adj) happening by chance.

When something, especially a good thing, happens by chance, it is a fortuitous happening. When something fortuitous happens, it happens by chance and the results are good. A fortuitous meeting is an accidental meeting which brings good to the people who meet. A happy event happening by chance is fortuitous. Fortuitous circumstances are favorable circumstances, happening by good luck.

  • A fortuitous meeting Tom had with the Senator ended up with Tom getting an opportunity of being introduced to the party in power.
  • Fortuitous rains and favorable weather conditions yielded good harvest for the farmers last year.
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