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providential

[ prov-i-den-shuhl ]
/ ˌprɒv ɪˈdɛn ʃəl /
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adjective

of, relating to, or resulting from divine providence: providential care.
opportune, fortunate, or lucky: a providential event.

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Origin of providential

1640–50; <Latin prōvidenti(a) providence + -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM providential

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH providential

providential , provincial
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British Dictionary definitions for providential

providential
/ (ˌprɒvɪˈdɛnʃəl) /

adjective

relating to, characteristic of, or presumed to proceed from or as if from divine providence

Derived forms of providential

providentially, adverb
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