Origin of adventitious
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He expresses the unalloyed sensibility of an artist in terms of delicious contemporary life and gives us, adventitiously, romance.Since Czanne|Clive Bell
British Dictionary definitions for adventitiously
Word Origin for adventitious
Word Origin and History for adventitiously
"of the nature of an addition from without," c.1600, from Medieval Latin adventitius "coming from abroad, extraneous," a corruption of Latin adventicius "foreign, strange, accidental," from advent- past participle stem of advenire "arrive" (see advent). Related: Adventitiously; adventitiousness.