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adventitious (adj) happening by chance; accidental; unplanned.

If two people meet with each other, without prior appointment or intention, their meeting is adventitious. An adventitious journey is an unexpected journey. A person's getting a job can be quite adventitious if the employers pick on them without their applying for the job. Unexpected profits are adventitious profits.

  • My dropping into my friend's place was just adventitious as I did not know that the house I was in with the idea of hiring it was his.
  • His adventitious meeting with her kicked off their long love affair which ended in their happy marriage.
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