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Synonyms of fortune in English:


  • 1 some malicious act of fortune keeps them separate fortune smiled on them
    chance, accident, coincidence, serendipity, twist of fate, destiny, fortuity, providence, freak, hazard;
    fate, Lady Luck, Dame Fortune;
    North American  happenstance
  • 2 the company has enjoyed two drastic changes of fortune over the past twenty years
    luck, fate, destiny, predestination, the stars, fortuity, serendipity, karma, kismet, lot, what is written in the stars
  • 3 (fortunes) there should be an upswing in Sheffield's fortunes
    circumstances, state of affairs, condition, financial/material position, financial/material situation, financial/material status;
    resources, means, finances, income;
    plight, predicament;
    station in life, lot, lifestyle;
    future, prospects
  • 4 he made his fortune in wholesale grocery
  • 5 (a fortune) informal this place costs a fortune to run
    a huge amount, a small fortune, a king's ransom, a vast sum, a large sum of money, a lot, millions, billions
    informal a packet, a mint, a bundle, a pile, a wad, a pretty penny, an arm and a leg, a tidy sum, a killing
    North American informal big bucks, big money, gazillions
    Australian informal big bickies
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