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Synonyms for accident
ˈæk sɪ dənt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

    Synonyms:
    flannel mullein, flashlight, common mullein, blowlamp, woolly mullein, great mullein, torch, blowtorch

  2. accident(noun)

    an unfortunate mishap; especially one causing damage or injury

    Synonyms:
    flashpoint, flash point

Wiktionary

  1. accident(noun)

    Synonyms:
    mishap, casualty, contingency, chance, befalling

  2. accident(noun)

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. accident(n.)

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

  2. accident(n.)

    Synonyms:
    property, quality, modification, affection, mode

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. accident(n)

    Synonyms:
    casualty, mishap, contretemps, mischance, contingency

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How to use accident in a sentence?

  1. Robert Kirkman:

    No storylines were changed, you know, that was a tragic accident. It was n’t story related, it was just a freak accident that happened on set and it’s something that we’re dealing with, but it has n’t affected the storyline in any way.

  2. Southwest Airlines:

    We are deeply saddened to confirm that there is one fatality resulting from this accident. The entire Southwest Airlines Family is devastated and extends its deepest, heartfelt sympathy to the customers, employees, family members and loved ones affected by this tragic event.

  3. Han Park:

    His predecessor in the same position died in a car accident, i'm puzzled. I'm extremely puzzled.

  4. Chief Executive Carsten Spohr:

    When it comes to safety, Lufthansa has a reputation for safety, which has not been hurt or damaged by this tragic accident.

  5. Miguel de Cervantes:

    I think it a very happy accident.

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