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