fortuitously vs fortunately what difference

what is difference between fortuitously and fortunately

English

Etymology

fortuitous +‎ -ly

Adverb

fortuitously (comparative more fortuitously, superlative most fortuitously)

  1. In a fortuitous manner.

Usage notes

  • Some argue that fortuitously, which means “by chance”, should not be regarded as synonymous with fortunately.

Translations



English

Etymology

fortunate +‎ -ly

Pronunciation

  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈfɔɹt͡ʃənɪtli/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈfɔːt͡ʃənɪtli/
  • Hyphenation: for‧tu‧nate‧ly

Adverb

fortunately (comparative more fortunately, superlative most fortunately)

  1. In a fortunate manner. (Can we add an example for this sense?)
  2. It is (or was, etc) fortunate that.
    Fortunately, Sam’s pet hamster was alive.

Synonyms

  • (in a fortunate manner): auspiciously, luckily
  • (it is fortunate that): happily, luckily, mercifully, thankfully

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