I am in search of some term that defines a person who firmly believes in 'luck' or 'time' (good time, bad time etc.). In other words, someone who thinks that all events happen in one's life is due to luck or time. You simply cannot change it.

There may not be one single term for it, but anything close will work. Do we have a portmanteau for it?

Again, my question is, I want a noun for a person who believes in 'luck' or 'time' (I'm the one!). If you think that 'luck' and 'time' are entirely different, it's okay, get me a term for any of them.

And yes, two words (hyphenated) are okay as far as they meet the requirement! Also, even if we don't have any term, how do I introduce myself as a firm 'luck-believer'?

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    A fortune worshiper? Commented Sep 15, 2015 at 11:41
  • I think you probably already know the word superstitious. Is it good for your purpose? Commented Sep 15, 2015 at 11:43
  • No. superstition is the belief that particular events bring good or bad luck. Here, I believe that because of luck, events happen -bad or good! Other way round... @DamkerngT. In other words, in superstition - events first, belief later...in my case, belief first and events later!
    – Maulik V
    Commented Sep 15, 2015 at 11:45
  • What about the person who is exactly opposite of a firm 'luck-believer' person?
    – Rucheer M
    Commented Sep 15, 2015 at 11:46
  • Again, optimist comes close and yet doesn't satisfy all of your requirements.
    – Mamta D
    Commented Sep 15, 2015 at 11:56

2 Answers 2


Fatalist comes close, though not completely accurate.

fatalism - the belief that all events are determined by fate and, therefore, inevitable

Check other definition for fatalism here and destiny here.

  • I think fatalism is not the answer. Fatalism is about destiny, and when we talk about it, luck is on a different aspect. If something bad is destined to happen to a person, I will not think of it as bad luck as a fatalist, but just an occurrence provided by the flow of time and space (this is becoming metaphysical I know), something inevitable (good and bad luck cannot change it). Luck is about chances and decision-making goes with it still.
    – shin
    Commented Sep 15, 2015 at 13:42
  • That's why I clearly stated "Fatalist comes close, though not completely accurate." But this is the nearest to what he was looking for. A better single-word term may not actually exist.
    – Mamta D
    Commented Sep 16, 2015 at 4:47

A believer of Luckism is probably the answer.

From the source:


Natural, unpredictable and uncontrollable chance is a fundamental part of life. It must be given more consideration in all actions than is presently the case. This leads to wisdom in coping with the challenges of life and promotes a healthy attitude towards the dominant world systems, including science, government, corporations and religion. Luckism balances the excessive demands of other systems and increases the likelihood that natural, harmonious and healthy actions will be taken in personal and public affairs.

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