I tried on google every word and phrase I could come up but I just couldn't find it. I'm pretty sure I've seen this word before and it's english.

  • Happy accident? Eucatastrophe? – tchrist Dec 6 '17 at 12:47
  • Reversal of fortune? – Dan Dec 6 '17 at 15:51
  • Every cloud has a silver lining? It's an ill wind [that blows no one any good]? – user184130 Jul 3 '18 at 9:46

I think that a blessing in disguise may fit your description :

something that seems bad or unlucky at first, but results in something good happening later:Losing that job was a blessing in disguise really.

(Cambridge Dictionary)

  • The correctness of this answer hinges on how much OP's expected definition relies on the series of negative events. Your answer is correct, but implicitly limits itself to a single negative event ending up as a positive one. – Flater Dec 6 '17 at 14:19
  • And without the constraint of a series of bad events, this question should be closed as a duplicate rather than answered. 'A blessing in disguise' has been given in an answer before. – Edwin Ashworth Dec 6 '17 at 21:46


From Oxford Living Dictionaries:

salutary ... (especially with reference to something unwelcome or unpleasant) producing good effects; beneficial.


J.R.R. Tolkien coined the word eucatastrophe, and I think it would match the word you’re looking for.

From Oxford Living Dictionaries:

eucatastrophe A sudden and favourable resolution of events in a story; a happy ending.

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