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Synonyms for happening
ˈhæp ə nɪŋhap·pen·ing

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. happening

    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:
    accident, adventure, calamity, casualty, chance, contingency, disaster, fortuity, hap, 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.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. happening, occurrence, occurrent, natural eventnoun

    an event that happens

    Synonyms:
    occurrence, natural event, occurrent

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "happening":

    occurring

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How to use happening in a sentence?

  1. Carl Buck Shoupe:

    What's happening now finally.

  2. Christine Kihembo:

    When we looked at the data, we found a stable illness, not an increase, this had been happening silently.

  3. Rebekkah Brunson:

    What is happening now is not new. Racism and unjust phobic fear of Black males and disregard of Black females is very real. When we look at the facts, it's hard to deny there's a real problem in our society, if we take this time to see that this is a human issue, and speak out together, we can greatly decrease fear and create change.

  4. Keith Richards:

    There was no plan on this. At the same time, during the making of it, at least halfway through, I realized that that was what was happening.

  5. Luis Rojas:

    We don’t want that happening in a baseball game, the players’ safety — everyone’s safety — is always a priority.

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