[ser-uh n-dip-i-tuh s]


come upon or found by accident; fortuitous: serendipitous scientific discoveries.
of, relating to, or suggesting serendipity.
good; beneficial; favorable: serendipitous weather for our vacation.

Origin of serendipitous

First recorded in 1940–45; serendipit(y) + -ous
Related formsser·en·dip·i·tous·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for serendipitous

Contemporary Examples of serendipitous

Historical Examples of serendipitous

  • Albania will rebuild its future on the back of the serendipitous refugees of Kosovo.

    After the Rain

    Sam Vaknin

Word Origin and History for serendipitous

1914; see serendipity + -ous. Related: Serendipitously.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper