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incident

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of incident

  1. 1 something that happens the odd little incident was reported in the local paper Synonyms of incident affair, circumstance, episode, hap, happening, event, occasion, occurrence, thingWords Related to incident coincidence, co-occurrence, fluke, freak; landmark, milepost, milestone, page, phenomenon, turning point; adventure, experience, time; happenchance, happenstance; accident, crisis, emergency, juncture; achievement, deed, exploit, feat; news, tidings

  2. 2 something that is found along with something else a teen discovering that taxes are the inevitable and evil incident of a paying job Synonyms of incident attendant, companion, concomitant, corollary, accompaniment, obbligatoWords Related to incident accessory (also accessary), adjunct, appendage; complement, supplement; counterpart, fellow, mate; consequence, follow-up; fixings, trimmings

Synonym Discussion of incident

occurrence, event, incident, episode, circumstance mean something that happens or takes place. occurrence may apply to a happening without intent, volition, or plan.
    • an encounter that was a chance occurrence
event usually implies an occurrence of some importance and frequently one having antecedent cause.
    • the events following the assassination
incident suggests an occurrence of brief duration or secondary importance.
    • a minor wartime incident
episode stresses the distinctiveness or apartness of an incident.
    • a brief romantic episode in a life devoted to work
circumstance implies a specific detail attending an action or event as part of its setting or background.
    • couldn't recall the exact circumstances


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