Definition of Providential

1. Adjective. Peculiarly fortunate or appropriate; as if by divine intervention. "A providential recovery"

Exact synonyms: Heaven-sent, Miraculous
Similar to: Fortunate
Derivative terms: Miracle



2. Adjective. Relating to or characteristic of providence. "Assumption that nature operates only according to a providential plan"
Partainyms: Providence

3. Adjective. Resulting from divine providence. "A providential visitation"
Exact synonyms: Divine
Similar to: Heavenly
Derivative terms: Providence, Providence

Definition of Providential

1. a. Effected by, or referable to, divine direction or superintendence; as, the providential contrivance of thing; a providential escape.

Definition of Providential

1. Adjective. Fortunate as if occurring as a gift from a deity. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Providential

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Providential

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providential (current term)
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Literary usage of Providential

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1. Lectures on the Moral Government of God by Nathaniel William Taylor (1859)
"providential and moral government defined.—Moral government included in ... All events fall under providential government.—Grounds of the certainty of ..."

2. The Light of Nature Pursued by Abraham Tucker, Henry Paulet St. John Mildmay (1834)
"THINGS providential. To what purpose/ it may be asked, do we make these the ... From whence it may be inferred the epithet providential was superfluous, ..."

3. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1919)
"The fifth section of that act declared that— "The Supreme Court shall proceed at the first term (unless prevented by providential cause) to hear and ..."

4. The Pilgrim's Progress, from this World to that which is to Come by John Bunyan (1806)
"... who takes him to his castle—his danger and providential escape from thence. NOW I saw in my dream, that, by the time Tender- conscience was got a pretty ..."

5. Ireland Past and Present by Augustus J. Thébaud, John Habberton (1878)
"Then, another fact occurred, deplored by many, chiefly by Mr. Maguire, in the interesting work already quoted from, yet, evidently of a providential ..."

6. Facts & Opinions Touching the Real Origin, Character and Influence of the by Giles Badger Stebbins (1853)
"SLAVERY A providential ... are much given to presenting slavery as a providential dispensation for the elevation of the enslaved and the regeneration of ..."

7. The Methodist Review (1889)
"This providential arrangement, or " determination " of national " times " and ... It is God's providential way to select and prepare, at certain periods of ..."

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