Synonyms for adventitious

Grammar : Adj
Spell : ad-vuh n-tish-uh s
Phonetic Transcription : ˌæd vənˈtɪʃ əs

Définition of adventitious

Origin :
  • "of the nature of an addition from without," c.1600, from Medieval Latin adventitius "coming from abroad, extraneous," a corruption of Latin adventicius "foreign, strange, accidental," from advent- past participle stem of advenire "arrive" (see advent). Related: Adventitiously; adventitiousness.
  • adj from outside
Example sentences :
  • Wordsworth was determined to owe nothing to such an adventitious cause.
  • Extract from : « A Dish Of Orts » by George MacDonald
  • There was no sting in their poverty; no adventitious misery belonging to it.
  • Extract from : « Deerbrook » by Harriet Martineau
  • Formation of adventitious flowers and fruits within the ovary.
  • Extract from : « Vegetable Teratology » by Maxwell T. Masters
  • By Morren this production of adventitious spurs was called "Ceratomanie."
  • Extract from : « Vegetable Teratology » by Maxwell T. Masters
  • Not, indeed, that these depended on adventitious aids to remembrance.
  • Extract from : « The Life of Florence Nightingale vol. 2 of 2 » by Edward Tyas Cook
  • Nevertheless the picture that tells a story calls in adventitious aid.
  • Extract from : « Beauty and the Beast » by Stewart A. McDowall
  • But it was not adventitious; it was the logical outcome of his status as god of growth.
  • Extract from : « Myths and Legends of Ancient Egypt » by Lewis Spence
  • Let me make this experiment, with no adventitious help of patronage or introduction.
  • Extract from : « Merkland » by Mrs. Oliphant
  • Now that we've settled that point, let's divide the adventitious circumstances.
  • Extract from : « The Long Chance » by Peter B. Kyne
  • The like affections, natural and adventitious, in all such things do happen.
  • Extract from : « Essays and Miscellanies » by Plutarch

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