View synonyms for serendipitous


[ ser-uhn-dip-i-tuhs ]


  1. come upon or found by accident; fortuitous:

    serendipitous scientific discoveries.

  2. serendipitous weather for our vacation.

Discover More

Other Words From

  • ser·en·dip·i·tous·ly adverb

Discover More

Word History and Origins

Origin of serendipitous1

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

Discover More

Example Sentences

These movements in turn lead to interactions that can be anything from delightfully serendipitous to deadly.

In today’s Daily Dose, we take you through some of the most shocking, wonderful, serendipitous moments that changed the course of history and offer insight into the inspiring brains behind these products.

From Ozy

Still, we do have a beautiful office space in New York, with a year left on the lease, and certainly believe in the value of in-person interaction, even if the notion of serendipitous encounters at the water cooler are overhyped.

From Quartz

Hybrid work could also limit those serendipitous office interactions that lead to promotions and breakthrough ideas.

From Time

We lost a lot of those moments of serendipitous discussion because the bar for those quick, but sometimes vital, catch-up moments is so high when you have to arrange a Zoom meeting or find space in someone’s calendar.

From Digiday

But it did seem like there was a serendipitous thing happening.

That was a kind of serendipitous thing that grew out of my taking ballet classes at the Met.

I have the feeling that my [deceased] mother and grandmother are often in the room with me, giving me serendipitous hints.

In the course of his travels, Carroll has amassed some hilarious, touching, and serendipitous tales from the road.

And, in a serendipitous way, Hollywood is according some newfound respect to the Man From Plains.

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


Word of the Day


[ak-suh-lot-l ]

Meaning and examples

Start each day with the Word of the Day in your inbox!

By clicking "Sign Up", you are accepting Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policies.