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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 WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. accidentaladjective

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

  2. accidentaladjective

    incidental, adventitious, non-essential

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. accidentaladjective

    casual, fortuitous, incidental, nonessential, adventitious

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  1. Commissioner Bill Bratton:

    It appears to be an accidental discharge with no intention to strike anybody at this time.

  2. 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.

  3. John Lott:

    It raised total accidental deaths to 586 when they should have been 486, the lowest number on record despite the explosion in gun sales and concealed carry permits.

  4. Thomas Doherty:

    I don't think the funeral will be the last great global event of the television era, but, alas, the great global TV events of the future will probably be disasters : an assassination, a terrorist attack, a deliberate or accidental nuclear event, a huge natural disaster, a pandemic, a coup in a major North American democracy — something everyone will have to watch.

  5. Marissa Bridge:

    I would hope that they would apologize, it wasan accident. It was not their fault. It was an accidental death, but I’m sure that person carries around a lot of pain about it. And if they did come forward to apologize, I think it would be very healing for them. And for me. Although, I have forgiven that person because I knew that it wasn’t done intentionally. It was just a tragic accident. So I don’t hold any ill will towards the person at all. Allan was just at the wrong place at the wrong time.

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