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Synonyms for incidental
ˌɪn sɪˈdɛn tl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. incidental expense, incidental, minor expense(noun)

    (frequently plural) an expense not budgeted or not specified

    "he requested reimbursement of $7 for incidental expenses"

    incidental expense, minor expense

    elemental, radical, primary, antecedent, fundamental, basal, essential, base, elementary, underlying, grassroots, rudimentary, basic

  2. incidental(adj)

    an item that is incidental

    incidental expense, minor expense

    base, rudimentary, essential, basal, grassroots, underlying, fundamental, elementary, elemental, primary, radical, basic, antecedent

  3. 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"

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

    basal, elemental, antecedent, base, primary, essential, radical, elementary, grassroots, fundamental, underlying, basic, rudimentary

  4. incidental, nonessential(adj)

    not of prime or central importance

    "nonessential to the integral meanings of poetry"- Pubs.MLA

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

    rudimentary, radical, elementary, elemental, grassroots, fundamental, antecedent, primary, underlying, basal, basic, base, essential

  5. attendant, consequent, accompanying, concomitant, incidental, ensuant, resultant, sequent(adj)

    following or accompanying as a consequence

    "an excessive growth of bureaucracy, with attendant problems"; "snags incidental to the changeover in management"; "attendant circumstances"; "the period of tension and consequent need for military preparedness"; "the ensuant response to his appeal"; "the resultant savings were considerable"

    accompanying, ensuant, consecutive, sequent, incident, consequent, attendant, resultant, nonessential, serial, successive, concomitant, sequential

    elemental, essential, base, antecedent, fundamental, radical, rudimentary, underlying, elementary, basal, primary, grassroots, basic

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. incidental

    casual, occasional, appertinent, concomitant, concurrent, accidental, fortuitous

    systematic, regular, independent, disconnected, irrelative, essential, immanent, inherent, uniform, invariable

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. incidental(a.)

    accidental, casual, fortuitous, contingent

  2. incidental(a.)

    occasional, adventitious, extraneous, non-essential

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. incidental(a)

    casual, accidental, oontingent, fortuitous, subordinate, collateral, accessory

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  1. Fox News:

    I was surprised to see reports from Chairman Nunes on that count today … So today, I really don’t know to what Chairman Nunes on that count was referring. But Chairman Nunes on that count said that whatever Chairman Nunes on that count was referring to was a legal, lawful surveillance and that it was potentially incidental collection on American citizens.

  2. Cyril Almeida:

    The state is awkwardly trying to reassert its primacy, but generations now of Pakistanis have been raised with the belief that their version of religion trumps everything else, the blasphemy law is almost incidental to the larger trend of a radicalized society that has slipped out of the control of a weak state.

  3. Adam Schiff:

    After much consideration, and in light of the Chairman's admission that he met with his source of information at the White House, I believe that the Chairman should recuse himself from any further involvement in the Russia investigation, as well as any involvement in oversight of matters pertaining to any incidental collection of the Trump transition, as he was also a key member of the transition team.

  4. James Comey:

    Because it was incidental and I was always making sure that the work got forwarded to the government account to either my own account or [ FBI chief of staff James Rybicki ], so I wasn't worried from a record-keeping perspective and it was, because there will always be a copy of it in the FBI system and I wasn't doing classified work there, so I wasn't concerned about that.

  5. Adam Schiff:

    If we are listening to two foreign spies, for example, talking to each other on foreign soil or two representatives of a foreign government, and they mention a US person -- that is incidental collection.

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    • A. general
    • B. immoderate
    • C. unqualified
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