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Synonyms for incident
ˈɪn sɪ dəntin·ci·dent

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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.

Princeton's WordNet

  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"

    Synonyms:
    incidental

  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"

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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. incidentadjective

    Synonyms:
    happening, liable to happen

  2. incidentadjective

    Synonyms:
    belonging, pertaining, appertaining, relating

  3. incidentadjective

    Synonyms:
    (Optics.) falling, impinging

  4. incidentnoun

    Synonyms:
    event, occurrence, circumstance

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. incidentnoun

    Synonyms:
    event, happening, episode, occurrence

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How to use incident in a sentence?

  1. Mohamed Nasheed:

    It is only a question of time before the Maldives witnesses an incident comparable to the tragedy that occurred on the beaches of Tunisia last year.

  2. Peyton Lofton:

    Exposed sign and tweets from YALexposed Before that alleged doxxing attempt, he says signs were posted near campus, calling YAL a racist and misogynistic organization and exposing some of its members. Its not clear yet if the three people arrested were behind the @YALexposed Twitter handle. Peyton Lofton said hes also had previous altercations with a student, but didnt want to make anyone a target until all the facts are out. After the alleged arson attack, residents were let back in the building at 1:20 a.m.and 40 minutes later the first officer arrived on the scene. Peyton Lofton says Detective David Harris came to their dorm around 2:00 a.m. on Saturday morning and informed the two Detective David Harris was assigned to the case. They say Peyton Lofton took the burnedsign that was previously on the dooras evidence and was reviewing security footage. Its not clear if the footage Peyton Lofton reviewed helped officers arrest the three suspects. Peyton Lofton says the initial shock is wearing off and that Peyton Lofton family lives20 minutes away in case Peyton Lofton ever feels unsafe. Peyton Lofton says Peyton Lofton wont back down to people trying to spread fear. I dont want to let them win, so I plan on staying on campus and not backing down and work twice as hard i trust that Tulane Police will handle the problem ; Im not nave and still aware of the danger and trying to be as safe as possible. LOUISIANA FIREFIGHTER SAVES PREGNANT WOMAN FROM BURNING VEHICLE : GOD HAS SOMETHING MAJOR FOR YOU ! Charlie Kirk, founder of the conservative advocacygroup Turning Point USA, tweeted about the incident. Kirk told Fox its a sick and sad day that someone would attemptan arson attack on another because of their beliefs.

  3. Royal Caribbean:

    CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR LIFESTYLE NEWSLETTER Royal Caribbean has claimed that security camera footage shows Anello leaning out of the open window prior to Chloes death. The cruise liner sought to dismiss the case based on the security footage, blaming Anellos negligence for the tragedy. However, Winkleman alleges that the security footage is deceptive and only uses two angles of the available 13 cameras. The lawyer has filed a motion to both strike the video footage submitted and for Royal Caribbean to produce all video footage from all of the cameras. In a previous statement shared with Fox News by Royal Caribbean, the cruise liner called the incident a heartbreaking tragedy, but offered no further comment on its motion to dismiss. FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK FOR MORE FOX LIFESTYLE NEWS The death of Chloe Wiegand is undeniably a heartbreaking tragedy that has prompted a criminal prosecution of Chloes step-grandfather and a civil lawsuit brought by the Wiegand family attorneys. Our position in the matter is outlined in our Motion to Dismiss, which we were legally mandated to do in response to the civil complaint. The motion was filed in Federal Court in South Florida and is available to the public.

  4. Sara Azari:

    I didn't see her face to face, and can’t say for sure what was or wasn’t on her face; however, she has had lengthy face-to-face contact with building personnel, who have confirmed that on at least two separate occasions following the alleged incident and before Friday’s [temporary restraining order] hearing. She had no make-up and no bruises on her face.

  5. Enbridge Inc:

    Our first concern is for those impacted by this incident and ensuring the safety of the community.


Translations for 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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