adjective (luckier; -est) Date: 15th century 1. having good luck 2. happening by chance ; fortuitous 3. producing or resulting in good by chance ; favorable 4. seeming to bring good luck <
a lucky rabbit's foot
luckiness noun Synonyms: lucky, fortunate, happy, providential mean meeting with unforeseen success. lucky stresses the agency of chance in bringing about a favorable result <
won because of a lucky bounce
. fortunate suggests being rewarded beyond one's deserts <
fortunate in my investments
. happy combines the implications of lucky and fortunate with stress on being blessed <
a series of happy accidents
. providential more definitely implies the help or intervention of a higher power <
a providential change in the weather

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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