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prov·i·den·tial

 (prŏv′ĭ-dĕn′shəl)
adj.
1. Of or resulting from divine providence.
2. Happening as if through divine intervention; opportune. See Synonyms at fortunate.

prov′i·den′tial·ly adv.

providential

(ˌprɒvɪˈdɛnʃəl)
adj
(Ecclesiastical Terms) relating to, characteristic of, or presumed to proceed from or as if from divine providence
ˌproviˈdentially adv

prov•i•den•tial

(ˌprɒv ɪˈdɛn ʃəl)

adj.
1. of, pertaining to, or resulting from divine providence.
2. opportune, fortunate, or lucky: a providential event.
prov`i•den′tial•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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

providential

adjective lucky, timely, happy, welcome, fortunate, fortuitous, opportune, heaven-sent The bubonic plague was an almost providential killing off of Europe's excess population.

providential

adjective
Characterized by luck or good fortune:
Translations

providential

[ˌprɒvɪˈdenʃəl] ADJprovidencial; (= fortunate) → afortunado, milagroso

providential

[ˌprɒvɪˈdɛnʃəl] adj (= fortunate) → providentiel(le)

providential

adj
God’s providential caredie göttliche Vorsehung
(= lucky)glücklich; to be providential(ein) Glück sein

providential

[ˌprɒvɪˈdɛnʃl] adjprovvidenziale
References in classic literature ?
But despite the providential loneliness of the road, there were one or two terrors that could not be disposed of so summarily.
But being arrived in this lonely place, where it was very improbable he should meet with any interruption, he suddenly slipped his garter from his leg, and, laying violent hands on the poor woman, endeavoured to perpetrate that dreadful and detestable fact which we have before commemorated, and which the providential appearance of Jones did so fortunately prevent.
I'm old, and I don't understand the rights and wrongs of it, but it's come as a providential blessing to him.
The result is massacre; not, however, without its advantages, as it eliminates the more brutal and troublesome of the Isosceles; and by many of our Circles the destructiveness of the Thinner Sex is regarded as one among many providential arrangements for suppressing redundant population, and nipping Revolution in the bud.
DEAR MADAM--I cannot but regard it as providential circumstance that your niece, in writing to you from my house, should have mentioned, among other events of her school life, the arrival of my new teacher, Miss Jethro.
Razumov as a providential man, wide as poles apart from the usual type of agent for "European supervision.
It's quite providential, first an' last, fer all concerned.
We could see them as they filed out of the pass, just for an instant, before they were lost to view behind a friendly ridge; to us a most providential ridge; since, had they been in view for any great length of time, they scarcely could have failed to discover us.
This providential relief gave them strength to pursue their journey, but they were frequently reduced to almost equal straits, and it was only the smallness of their party, requiring a small supply of provisions, that enabled them to get through this desolate region with their lives.
Individuals of wiser faith, indeed, who knew that Heaven promotes its purposes without aiming at the stage-effect of what is called miraculous interposition, were inclined to see a providential hand in Roger Chillingworth's so opportune arrival.
I am not superstitious, but I consider the Commodore's interview with that whale as providential.
The red cow didn't die by chance; and your rheumatism can hardly be reckoned among providential visitations