fortune vs bad luck

fortune

Definitions

noun

  1. an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another
  2. an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that leads to a favorable outcome
  3. a large amount of wealth or prosperity
  4. your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you)

Examples

If you don't invest in these shares, you're saying no to a fortune.

You might well feel a tad suspicious of this literary agent's good fortune.

Manage the P & L for the Consulting portion of a portfolio of Fortune 500 clients

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bad luck

Definitions

noun

  1. an unpredictable outcome that is unfortunate
  2. an unfortunate state resulting from unfavorable outcomes
  3. unnecessary and unforeseen trouble resulting from an unfortunate event

Examples

Good courage breaks bad luck.

They say it's bad luck to spill salt.

And my father was not to accept excuses about the strokes of bad luck or the bad weather.

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