[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
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Examples from the Web for serendipitous
But it did seem like there was a serendipitous thing happening.Michael C. Hall on Going Drag for ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’ and Exorcising ‘Dexter’
December 4, 2014
That was a kind of serendipitous thing that grew out of my taking ballet classes at the Met.The Unsinkable Lee Grant Sets the Record Straight
July 23, 2014
I have the feeling that my [deceased] mother and grandmother are often in the room with me, giving me serendipitous hints.Amy Tan: How I Write
December 11, 2013
In the course of his travels, Carroll has amassed some hilarious, touching, and serendipitous tales from the road.Meet America’s Indiana Jones: Andrew Carroll Searches for Forgotten History Across the U.S.
May 14, 2013
And, in a serendipitous way, Hollywood is according some newfound respect to the Man From Plains.Carter in Oscarland: The Rehabilitation of the 39th President
February 24, 2013
Albania will rebuild its future on the back of the serendipitous refugees of Kosovo.After the Rain
Word Origin and History for serendipitous
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