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Synonyms for accidental
ˌæk sɪˈdɛn tlac·ci·den·tal

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  1. accidentaladjective

    fortuitous, adventitious, incidental, contingent, casual, occasional

  2. accidentaladjective

    Happening by chance, or unexpectedly; taking place not according to the usual course of things; casual; fortuitous

    an accidental visit

    incidental, casual, fortuitous, adventitious, occasional, contingent

  3. accidentaladjective

    Nonessential; not necessary belonging; incidental

    are accidental to a play

    contingent, adventitious, fortuitous, incidental, casual, occasional

  4. accidentaladjective

    Foreign to the key signature or a proper harmony.

    incidental, occasional, adventitious, contingent, fortuitous, casual

Princeton's WordNet

  1. accidentaladjective

    a musical notation that makes a note sharp or flat or natural although that is not part of the key signature


  2. accidental, inadvertentadjective

    happening by chance or unexpectedly or unintentionally

    "with an inadvertent gesture she swept the vase off the table"; "accidental poisoning"; "an accidental shooting"



Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. accidentaladjective

    casual, fortuitous, contingent, that happens by chance, not designed, not planned

  2. accidentaladjective

    incidental, adventitious, non-essential

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. accidentaladjective

    casual, fortuitous, incidental, nonessential, adventitious

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How to use accidental in a sentence?

  1. Daniel Mullin:

    This was at worst reckless and at best bordering on an accidental offense.

  2. Sajid Javid:

    The working theory is currently that this exposure was accidental, rather than a second attack along the lines of that on Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury earlier this year.

  3. Minidoka County:

    You can clearly see that it is an accidental shooting.

  4. Alec Baldwin:

    It's strange to go back to work, i haven't worked since October 21 of last year when this horrible thing happened on the set of this film and the accidental death of our cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.

  5. Pablo Picasso:

    Accidents, try to change them-it's impossible. The accidental reveals man.

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