Definition of kismet in English:

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kismet

Pronunciation: /ˈkizmit/ Pronunciation: /-ˌmet/

noun

Destiny; fate: what chance did I stand against kismet?
More example sentences
  • And so Basrans toil in the blazing heat of the Arabian Gulf, waiting for fate, kismet, providence, grace - or perhaps the more earthly mechanism of globalization - to inspire them to reclaim their former greatness.
  • Call it kismet, fate, whatever, but things happen for a reason.
  • The Hindu and Buddhist idea of karma and the Muslim idea of kismet, or fate condemn the poor and the disabled to their suffering… It's the will of Allah.

Origin

Early 19th century: from Turkish, from Arabic ḳismat 'division, portion, lot', from ḳasama 'to divide'.

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Syllabification: kis·met

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