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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

    occasional, contingent, adventitious, fortuitous, casual, incidental

  3. accidentaladjective

    Nonessential; not necessary belonging; incidental

    are accidental to a play

    incidental, casual, occasional, fortuitous, adventitious, contingent

  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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  1. Jamilia Land:

    Whether it's a police officer's gun or a community member's gun or in this case an accidental shooting, a bullet does the same type of irreparable damage not just to the body, but to our psyches, it's an epidemic in our community.

  2. Eleni Linos:

    As technology becomes more sophisticated and people start to use their phones interactively for an increasing number of daily tasks, it would not be surprising if they also increasingly turned to electronic devices for help with personal, health and safety issues, the phone user needs to retain the power to choose what happens. Every domestic violence and sexual assault situation is different, and the phone won't know if the abuser suddenly re-enters the room, grabs the phone, or starts listening in. It's tempting to say that the phone should automatically dial 911, but that could lead to an increase in the number of accidental calls, limit emergency services' capacity to respond to actual urgent calls, and worst of all might tip off the perpetrator that his or her victim is trying to get help.

  3. Jeremy Hunt:

    We are very concerned: we don't think either side wants a war, but we are very concerned that we could get into an accidental war and we are doing everything we can to ratchet things down.

  4. Irene Chavez:

    A staff member did appear briefly in the emergency department on Dec. 25th wearing an air-powered costume, any exposure, if it occurred, would have been completely innocent, and quite accidental, as the individual had no Covid symptoms and only sought to lift the spirits of those around them during what is a very stressful time.

  5. Chris Christie:

    A plumbing repair ignited a fire in the wall which then spread through the building, it was accidental, there was nothing suspicious about it, and we have complete verification and there's no doubt about it. It was just a tragic accident.

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