Synonyms and Antonyms of incidental
1 happening by chance <an incidental meeting of two ships in the middle of the Atlantic> Synonyms casual, chance, fluky (also flukey), fortuitous, inadvertent, accidental, unintended, unintentional, unplanned, unpremeditated, unwittingRelated Words coincidental; freak, odd; aimless, arbitrary, desultory, haphazard, random; uncertain, unexpected, unforeseeable, unforeseen; coerced, forced, involuntary; unconscious, unpromptedNear Antonyms certain, destined, expected, fixed, foreordained, foreseeable, foreseen, inevitable, predestined, predetermined, predictable, preordained, prescribed, sure; conscious, freewill, knowing, unforced, voluntary, volunteer, willful (or wilful)Antonyms calculated, deliberate, intended, intentional, planned, premeditated, premeditative, prepense, set
2 lacking importance <we still have to work out a few incidental details, but the proposal is largely complete> Synonyms fiddling, foolish, frivolous, unimportant, inconsequential, inconsiderable, insignificant, little, Mickey Mouse, minor, minute, negligible, nugatory, slight, small, small-fry, trifling, trivialRelated Words jerkwater, one-horse; nickel-and-dime, paltry, petty, small-time, worthless; anonymous, nameless, obscure, uncelebrated, unknownNear Antonyms decisive, fatal, fateful; chief, dominant, overbearing, overmastering, overriding, principal; distinctive, exceptional, impressive, outstanding, prominent, remarkable; valuable, worthwhile, worthy; distinguished, eminent, great, illustrious, preeminent, prestigious; famous, notorious, renowned; all-important, basic, essential, fundamental, keyAntonyms big, consequential, eventful, important, major, material, meaningful, momentous, significant, substantial, unfrivolous, weighty
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