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accidental

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of accidental

  1. 1 happening by chance finding the gold was all the more remarkable because its discovery was entirely accidental Synonyms of accidental casual, chance, fluky (also flukey), fortuitous, inadvertent, incidental, unintended, unintentional, unplanned, unpremeditated, unwitting Words Related to accidental coincidental; freak, odd; aimless, arbitrary, desultory, haphazard, random; uncertain, unexpected, unforeseeable, unforeseen; coerced, forced, involuntary; unconscious, unprompted Near Antonyms of accidental certain, destined, expected, fixed, foreordained, foreseeable, foreseen, inevitable, predestined, predetermined, predictable, preordained, prescribed, sure; conscious, freewill, knowing, unforced, voluntary, volunteer, willful (or wilful) Antonyms of accidental calculated, deliberate, intended, intentional, planned, premeditated, premeditative, prepense, set

  2. 2 not being a vital part of or belonging to something we're considering the painting's merit as a work of art, its commercial value being entirely accidental as far as we're concerned Synonyms of accidental extrinsic, adventitious, alien, extraneous, external, foreign, supervenientWords Related to accidental exterior, outside; immaterial, inapplicable, insignificant, irrelevant; nonessential, unessential, unnecessaryNear Antonyms of accidental congenital, deep-seated, inborn, inbred; inside, interior, internal; basic, essential, necessaryAntonyms of accidental inherent, innate, intrinsic



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