[ UK /fɔːtjˈuːɪtəs/ ]
[ US /fɔɹˈtuɪtəs/ ]
  1. occurring by happy chance
    profits were enhanced by a fortuitous drop in the cost of raw materials
  2. having no cause or apparent cause
    we cannot regard artistic invention as...uncaused and unrelated to the times
    fortuitous encounters--strange accidents of fortune
    a causeless miracle
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How To Use fortuitous In A Sentence

  • His entry into the takeaway arena was somewhat fortuitous. Times, Sunday Times
  • His success depended on a fortuitous combination of circumstances.
  • True, their equaliser was somewhat fortuitous. Times, Sunday Times
  • Personally, I think it is very fortuitous that this kind of hankering back and forth and subtle "adjustments" of positions this earrly is good for th candidates. McCain And Obama Battle It Out Over Supreme Court Handgun Decision
  • Violence itself becomes a means of reassurance, a fortuitous opportunity through which the strength of re-enforced steel is tested.
  • This fortuitous and timely development supports faculty initiatives.
  • Her presence at his side felt more unbear-ably fortuitous than ever. The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • And he concludes, after referring to the fortuitous duty-free shopping interlude I shared with Bashar en route back to London from Damascus, by remarking: By this time, Michael, whos a very engaging personality, is a friend of the family! A Question of Honour
  • It's deliciously grown-up, avoiding slapstick in favour of fortuitous mishap.
  • Yet all of the various elements which have historically been assigned to Fortune, Fate, and Chance are gathered into a single providential system of which the fortuitous is a part. FORTUNE, FATE, AND CHANCE
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