Meaning of serendipitous in English:


Pronunciation /ˌsɛrənˈdɪpɪtəs/

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  • Occurring or discovered by chance in a happy or beneficial way.

    ‘a serendipitous encounter’
    • ‘And this was totally serendipitous, unexpected, it just came out as we started writing this material up about a year ago.’
    • ‘Her career was a collection of serendipitous and fortuitous events that entice one to believe she was fated to succeed.’
    • ‘Sometimes success is as much accidental or serendipitous as planned.’
    • ‘In a serendipitous coincidence, the Arts Council's new plan included a focus on criticism as an art form.’
    • ‘Formerly independent inventors had less say in what they would investigate and less room to follow their serendipitous discoveries.’
    chance, accidental
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