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Synonyms for accident
ˈæk sɪ dəntac·ci·dent

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Wiktionary

  1. accidentnoun

    Synonyms:
    befalling, chance, contingency, casualty, mishap

  2. accidentnoun

    Synonyms:
    casus

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. accident

    An accident is that which happens without any one's direct intention; a chance that which happens without any known cause. If the direct cause of a railroad accident is known, we can not call it a chance. To the theist there is, in strictness, no chance, all things being by divine causation and control; but chance is spoken of where no special cause is manifest: "By chance there came down a certain priest that way," Luke x, 31. We can speak of a game of chance, but not of a game of accident. An incident is viewed as occurring in the regular course of things, but subordinate to the main purpose, or aside from the main design. Fortune is the result of inscrutable controlling forces. Fortune and chance are nearly equivalent, but chance can be used of human effort and endeavor as fortune can not be; we say "he has a chance of success," or "there is one chance in a thousand," where we could not substitute fortune; as personified, Fortune is regarded as having a fitful purpose, Chance as purposeless; we speak of fickle Fortune, blind Chance; "Fortune favors the brave." The slaughter of men is an incident of battle; unexpected defeat, the fortune of war. Since the unintended is often the undesirable, accident tends to signify some calamity or disaster, unless the contrary is expressed, as when we say a fortunate or happy accident. An adventure is that which may turn out ill, a misadventure that which does turn out ill. A slight disturbing accident is a mishap. Compare EVENT; HAZARD.

    Synonyms:
    adventure, calamity, casualty, chance, contingency, disaster, fortuity, hap, happening, hazard, incident, misadventure, misfortune, mishap, possibility

    Antonyms:
    appointment, calculation, certainty, decree, fate, foreordination, intention, law, necessity, ordainment, ordinance, plan, preparation, provision, purpose

    Preposition:
    The accident of birth; an accident to the machinery.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. accident

    Synonyms:
    chance, fortuity, disaster, incident, adventure, casualty, hazard, contingency, calamity, misadventure, mishap

    Antonyms:
    law, purpose, appointment, ordainment, provision, preparation

Princeton's WordNet

  1. accidentnoun

    an unfortunate mishap; especially one causing damage or injury

    Synonyms:
    chance event, fortuity, stroke

  2. accident, stroke, fortuity, chance eventnoun

    anything that happens suddenly or by chance without an apparent cause

    "winning the lottery was a happy accident"; "the pregnancy was a stroke of bad luck"; "it was due to an accident or fortuity"

    Synonyms:
    stroking, solidus, slash, apoplexy, shot, cam stroke, separatrix, virgule, diagonal, cerebrovascular accident, chance event, fortuity, throw, stroke

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. accidentnoun

    Synonyms:
    casualty, chance, fortuity, mischance, misadventure, calamity, mishap, hap, hazard, contingency, CONTRETEMPS, unforeseen or fortuitous event

  2. accidentnoun

    Synonyms:
    property, quality, modification, affection, mode

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. accidentnoun

    Synonyms:
    casualty, mishap, contretemps, mischance, contingency

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How to use accident in a sentence?

  1. Paul Valéry:

    A work is never completed except by some accident such as weariness, satisfaction, the need to deliver, or death: for, in relation to who or what is making it, it can only be one stage in a series of inner transformations.

  2. Mark Hallman:

    For CN, tank car design is one of the most important systemic issues arising from the Lac-Mégantic rail accident.

  3. Charles Lamb:

    The greatest pleasure I know, is to do a good action by stealth, and to have it found out by accident.

  4. Mohamed El-Erian:

    I think the probability of an accident is now somewhat higher. I don't think we can just muddle through forever on Greece.

  5. Bryce Doty:

    Some clients think about it as a form of collision insurance, you don't know when you are going to have an accident, but you want it before you do.


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