serendipitous

[ser-uh n-dip-i-tuh s]
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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.

Origin of serendipitous

First recorded in 1940–45; serendipit(y) + -ous
Related formsser·en·dip·i·tous·ly, adverb
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serendipitous

adj.

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

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