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Synonyms for incident
ˈɪn sɪ dənt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. incident(noun)

    a single distinct event

  2. incident(adj)

    a public disturbance

    "the police investigated an incident at the bus station"

  3. incident(adj)

    falling or striking of light rays on something

    "incident light"

    Synonyms:
    incidental

  4. incidental, incident(adj)

    (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"

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

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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.

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. incident(a.)

    Synonyms:
    happening, liable to happen

  2. incident(a.)

    Synonyms:
    belonging, pertaining, appertaining, relating

  3. incident(a.)

    Synonyms:
    (Optics.) falling, impinging

  4. incident(n.)

    Synonyms:
    event, occurrence, circumstance

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

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

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Translations for incident

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  • واقعة, حادثة, حادثArabic
  • осраҡ, хәл, осраҡлы, ваҡиғаBashkir
  • událostCzech
  • begivenhedDanish
  • Vorfall, Ereignis, Begebenheit, Geschehnis, Störfall, einfallendGerman
  • προσπίπτουσα, συναφής, προσπίπτωνGreek
  • incidenteSpanish
  • حادثهPersian
  • selkkaus, lankeava, johtuva, tapaus, tapahtuma, välikohtausFinnish
  • incidentFrench
  • ionsaitheachIrish
  • tuiteamasScottish Gaelic
  • תקריתHebrew
  • պատահար, դեպք, դիպվածArmenian
  • 事故Japanese
  • 事件, 사건Korean
  • gebeuren, voorval, gebeurtenis, episode, inslaand, inherentDutch
  • padający, wydarzenie, incydent, towarzyszący, wynikającyPolish
  • incidentePortuguese
  • deranjament, caz, incident, minor incident, mic incident, episod, incidentalRomanian
  • случай, падающий, свойственный, происшествие, инцидентRussian
  • incidentSerbo-Croatian
  • händelse, olyckshändelse, tilldragelse, tillbudSwedish
  • biến cốVietnamese

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