fortunately vs luckily what difference

what is difference between fortunately and luckily

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

Translations



English

Etymology

From lucky +‎ -ly.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈlʌkɪli/, /ˈlʌkəli/

Adverb

luckily (comparative more luckily, superlative most luckily)

  1. In a lucky manner; by good fortune; fortunately.
    They luckily escaped injury.

Antonyms

  • unfortunately
  • unluckily

Translations


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