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1. Of or resulting from divine providence.
2. Happening as if through divine intervention; opportune. See Synonyms at fortunate.
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(Ecclesiastical Terms) relating to, characteristic of, or presumed to proceed from or as if from divine providence
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prov•i•den•tial(ˌprɒv ɪˈdɛn ʃəl)
1. of, pertaining to, or resulting from divine providence.
2. opportune, fortunate, or lucky: a providential event.
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|Adj.||1.||providential - peculiarly fortunate or appropriate; as if by divine intervention; "a heaven-sent rain saved the crops"; "a providential recovery"|
fortunate - having unexpected good fortune; "other, less fortunate, children died"; "a fortunate choice"
|2.||providential - relating to or characteristic of providence; "assumption that nature operates only according to a providential plan"- M.R.Cohen|
|3.||providential - resulting from divine providence; "providential care"; "a providential visitation"|
heavenly - of or belonging to heaven or god
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adjective lucky, timely, happy, welcome, fortunate, fortuitous, opportune, heaven-sent The bubonic plague was an almost providential killing off of Europe's excess population.
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providential[ˌprɒvɪˈdɛnʃəl] adj (= fortunate) → providentiel(le)
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providential[ˌprɒvɪˈdɛnʃ/əl] adj → provvidenziale
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