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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ad-si-tish-uh s]
    • /ˌæd sɪˈtɪʃ əs/
    • /ədsɪtˈɪʃəs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ad-si-tish-uh s]
    • /ˌæd sɪˈtɪʃ əs/

Definitions of adscititious word

  • adjective adscititious added or supplemental; additional 3
  • adjective adscititious added from an external source; supplemental 3
  • adjective adscititious added or derived from an external source; additional. 1
  • noun adscititious Forming an addition or supplement; not integral or intrinsic. 1
  • adjective adscititious derived or acquired from something extrinsic; not part of the real, inherent, or essential nature of a thing. 0

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Origin of adscititious

First appearance:

before 1610
One of the 40% oldest English words
1610-20; < Latin a(d)scīt(us) derived, assumed, foreign (past participle of a(d)scīscī), equivalent to ad- ad- + scī- (stem of scīre to know) + -tus past participle suffix + -itious

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Parts of speech for Adscititious


adscititious popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 44% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

adscititious usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for adscititious

adj adscititious

  • additional — Additional things are extra things apart from the ones already present.
  • adventitious — added or appearing accidentally or unexpectedly
  • incidental — happening or likely to happen in an unplanned or subordinate conjunction with something else.

adjective adscititious

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