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Synonyms for accident
ˈæk sɪ dənt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. accident(noun)

    an unfortunate mishap; especially one causing damage or injury

    chance event, fortuity, stroke

  2. accident, stroke, fortuity, chance event(noun)

    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"

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


  1. accident(noun)

    mishap, casualty, contingency, chance, befalling

  2. accident(noun)


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.

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

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

    The accident of birth; an accident to the machinery.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. accident

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

    law, purpose, appointment, ordainment, provision, preparation

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. accident(n.)

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

  2. accident(n.)

    property, quality, modification, affection, mode

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. accident(n)

    casualty, mishap, contretemps, mischance, contingency

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  1. Kathy Fox:

    We don't believe that the current standard is sufficiently robust to prevent liquid spilling in the event of a derailment or rail accident, so what we want to see are tougher standards for tank cars carrying flammable liquids.

  2. Marc Walkowskisaid:

    Theres a lot of hotels in this area so Im not concerned that ours would be a target, but you never know, we werent aware that it was arson, we assumed it was an accident.

  3. Harman Singh Sidhu:

    Drivers never expect an accident to happen to them, so they hardly take the necessary precautions to remember all the relevant emergency numbers when traveling across states.

  4. Diane Meza:

    In March of 2013, we were in a car accident. Quite some time ago, he did suffer memory loss and long-term damage, that's my theory and what I'm holding onto that he suffered trauma and doesn't know who he is.

  5. Robert Hilliard:

    This case is not just about an accident that occurred in Oklahoma in 2014, this is about the conduct of a company over a period of time that spanned more than a decade.

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