serendipitous

[ ser-uhn-dip-i-tuhs ]
/ ˌsɛr ənˈdɪp ɪ təs /

adjective

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

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Origin of serendipitous

First recorded in 1940–45; serendipit(y) + -ous

OTHER WORDS FROM serendipitous

ser·en·dip·i·tous·ly, adverb

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