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[ad-si-tish-uh s]
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  1. added or derived from an external source; additional.
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Origin of adscititious

1610–20; < Latin a(d)scīt(us) derived, assumed, foreign (past participle of a(d)scīscī), equivalent to ad- ad- + scī- (stem of scīre to know) + -tus past participle suffix + -itious
Related formsad·sci·ti·tious·ly, adverb
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Historical Examples

  • Apropos of this 'supererogatory and adscititious' prohibition.

    The Knickerbocker, Vol. 10, No. 6, December 1837


  • All notice, and some enjoy, this adscititious literary overtone.

    Since Czanne

    Clive Bell

  • Adscititious, ad-sit-ish′us, adj. added or assumed: additional.

  • We rob them of their amusing but adscititious qualities; we make them utterly uninteresting to precisely 99.99 per cent.

    Since Czanne

    Clive Bell

British Dictionary definitions for adscititious


  1. added or supplemental; additional
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Derived Formsadscititiously, adverb

Word Origin

C17: from Latin adscītus admitted (from outside), from adscīscere to admit, from scīscere to seek to know, from scīre to know
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