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Synonyms for incident
ˈɪn sɪ dəntin·ci·dent

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English Synonyms and Antonyms4.0 / 4 votes

  1. incident

    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, casualty, chance, contingency, disaster, fortuity, hap, happening, hazard, 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.

Princeton's WordNet3.0 / 2 votes

  1. incidentnoun

    a single distinct event

  2. incidentadjective

    a public disturbance

    "the police investigated an incident at the bus station"

  3. incidentadjective

    falling or striking of light rays on something

    "incident light"


  4. incidental, incidentadjective

    (sometimes followed by `to') minor or casual or subordinate in significance or nature or occurring as a chance concomitant or consequence

    "incidental expenses"; "the road will bring other incidental advantages"; "extra duties incidental to the job"; "labor problems incidental to a rapid expansion"; "confusion incidental to a quick change"

    accompanying, ensuant, sequent, consequent, resultant, attendant, nonessential, incidental, concomitant

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. incidentadjective

    happening, liable to happen

  2. incidentadjective

    belonging, pertaining, appertaining, relating

  3. incidentadjective

    (Optics.) falling, impinging

  4. incidentnoun

    event, occurrence, circumstance

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. incidentnoun

    event, happening, episode, occurrence

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "incident":

    incidents, accident, event, events, episode, occurrence, mishap, crash, case, accidents, matter

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  1. Baron Coleman:

    Using tiny clips from the thousands of hours of extemporaneous speaking that Ali Alexander produced during the 2020 election cycle seems out of context and without regard to the truth, all of Ali's rallies, to this date, remain peaceful and without incident. All of the dozens of rallies he did, all peaceful, without incident. The other ones under his care post-Election Day ; all peaceful and without incident.

  2. Cricket Australia:

    Statistics say it is clearly a freak incident, but one freak incident is one freak incident too many, so that of course puts us in a position of looking into that.

  3. Ben Carson on Thursday:

    One of the ones where I threw a rock and broke someone's glasses, that occurred when I was maybe about 7 or 8. The stabbing, attempted stabbing incident occurred when I was 13 or 14, the -- what's another incident? trying to hit my mother in the head with a hammer, that was around the same time as the stabbing incident.

  4. Nishad Abubakar:

    My birth was just an incident but my death will not go unnoticed

  5. Anthony Barksdale:

    The officer used his service weapon to stop the threat, this unfortunate tragic incident was justified from a policing perspective. ... I am saying that, per training, the officer did his job and we need to start looking at each incident as its own incident.

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  • واقعة, حادثة, حادثArabic
  • осраҡлы, осраҡ, хәл, ваҡиғаBashkir
  • událostCzech
  • begivenhedDanish
  • Geschehnis, einfallend, Begebenheit, Ereignis, Störfall, VorfallGerman
  • προσπίπτουσα, συναφής, προσπίπτωνGreek
  • incidenteSpanish
  • حادثهPersian
  • selkkaus, tapahtuma, tapaus, välikohtaus, lankeava, johtuvaFinnish
  • incidentFrench
  • ionsaitheachIrish
  • tuiteamasScottish Gaelic
  • תקריתHebrew
  • դիպված, պատահար, դեպքArmenian
  • 事故Japanese
  • 事件, 사건Korean
  • inherent, voorval, gebeurtenis, episode, inslaand, gebeurenDutch
  • wydarzenie, incydent, towarzyszący, wynikający, padającyPolish
  • incidentePortuguese
  • episod, incidental, minor incident, mic incident, deranjament, caz, incidentRomanian
  • случай, падающий, свойственный, инцидент, происшествиеRussian
  • incidentSerbo-Croatian
  • händelse, tillbud, tilldragelse, olyckshändelseSwedish
  • biến cốVietnamese

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