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Synonyms for casualty
ˈkæʒ u əl tica·su·al·ty

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. casualty

    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.

    accident, adventure, calamity, 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. casualty

    accident, contingency, chance, fortuity, hap, misfortune, occurrence, mischance

    appointment, assignment, provision, ordinance, enactment

Princeton's WordNet

  1. casualtynoun

    someone injured or killed or captured or missing in a military engagement

    fatal accident, injured party

  2. casualty, injured partynoun

    someone injured or killed in an accident

    fatal accident, injured party

  3. fatal accident, casualtynoun

    an accident that causes someone to die

    fatal accident, injured party

  4. casualtynoun

    a decrease of military personnel or equipment

    fatal accident, injured party

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. casualtynoun

    chance, fortuity, contingency, hap, unforeseen event

  2. casualtynoun

    accident, disaster, misfortune, calamity, mischance, catastrophy

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. casualtynoun

    accident, calamity, contingency, fortuity

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "casualty":

    victim, casualties, accident, wounded, injured

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  1. Kenneth Stuck:

    The Army casualty office called me and told me that ‘we have your brother,’ i had to pull over and call my son to tell him to come get me because my car was flooded -- with my tears.

  2. Matthew Henman:

    High profile, mass casualty attacks are a tried and tested method of changing the narrative and deflecting attention away from the problems it is facing, this is done for internal consumption just as much as external.

  3. Al Capone:

    I've been accused of every death except the casualty list of the World War.

  4. Victor Isuku:

    Total casualty figure is now 54.

  5. Chief Robert Luna:

    Suspect Montoya had clear plans, intent, and the means to carry out an act of violence that may have resulted in a mass-casualty incident.

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