Synonyms for serendipity
- dumb luck
- good luck
- happy chance
- lucky break
- stumbling upon
- tripping over
Antonyms for serendipity
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SERENDIPITY
That polite trifler is fond of a word which he coined himself—'Serendipity.'
They think of serendipity as earned, of work as bestowed, of success as deserved and reserved to the deserving.
It is more than this: it is a matter of observation to any one with a moderate degree of "Serendipity."
It was just six o'clock, and the public-house opposite the Serendipity shop was lighting up.
Serendipity, sėr-en-dip′i-ti, n. a love for rare old books and other articles of virtu.
1754 (but rare before 20c.), coined by Horace Walpole (1717-92) in a letter to Horace Mann (dated Jan. 28); he said he formed it from the Persian fairy tale "The Three Princes of Serendip," whose heroes "were always making discoveries, by accidents and sagacity, of things they were not in quest of." The name is from Serendip, an old name for Ceylon (modern Sri Lanka), from Arabic Sarandib, from Sanskrit Simhaladvipa "Dwelling-Place-of-Lions Island."
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SERENDIPITY
- course of events
- divine decree
- the stars
- way the ball bounces
- way the cookie crumbles
- what is written
- wheel of fortune
- world to come