what is difference between fortuitously and fortunately
fortuitous + -ly
fortuitously (comparative more fortuitously, superlative most fortuitously)
- In a fortuitous manner.
- Some argue that fortuitously, which means “by chance”, should not be regarded as synonymous with fortunately.
fortunate + -ly
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈfɔɹt͡ʃənɪtli/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈfɔːt͡ʃənɪtli/
- Hyphenation: for‧tu‧nate‧ly
fortunately (comparative more fortunately, superlative most fortunately)
- In a fortunate manner. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
- It is (or was, etc) fortunate that.
- Fortunately, Sam’s pet hamster was alive.
- (in a fortunate manner): auspiciously, luckily
- (it is fortunate that): happily, luckily, mercifully, thankfully
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