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Not planned; random
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  1. Not planned; random
  2. Dependent upon or characterized by mere chance.
  3. Random; chaotic; incomplete; not thorough, constant, or consistent
Caused by or ascribable to chance; unexpected, random, or casual:
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  1. Caused by or ascribable to chance; unexpected, random, or casual:
Resulting in good fortune; lucky.
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  1. Resulting in good fortune; lucky.
  2. Happening by chance; accidental
Characterized by coincidence
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  1. Characterized by coincidence
  2. Occurring as or resulting from coincidence.
  3. Happening or existing at the same time.
Not deliberate or intentional; inadvertent:
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  1. Not deliberate or intentional; inadvertent:
  2. Not intended or deliberate; inadvertent; unwitting
  3. Not done on purpose
Marked by or resulting from carelessness; negligent:
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  1. Marked by or resulting from carelessness; negligent:
  2. Not deliberate or considered; unintentional:
  3. Not intentional; not on purpose; not conscious
Not intended; unintentional.
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  1. Not intended; unintentional.
  2. Having no particular purpose, organization, or structure; random.
  3. Not thought out or prepared in advance; spontaneous:
Performed, but not planned or thought out in advance; extemporaneous, but not unintentional.
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  1. Performed, but not planned or thought out in advance; extemporaneous, but not unintentional.
  2. Not premeditated; done without plan or forethought
Not intended; unintentional:
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  1. Not intended; unintentional:
  2. Not knowing; unaware:
  3. Not knowing; unaware
Not calculated; lacking forethought
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  1. Not calculated; lacking forethought
  2. Not thought out in advance; spontaneous.
Not intended; unplanned
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  1. Not intended; unplanned
  2. Not deliberate or intentional; unplanned:
  1. Not anticipated.
  2. Not anticipated:
  3. Not having been expected; unexpected:
  1. Not foreseen.
  2. Not expected.
  3. Not felt or realized beforehand; unexpected:
Not expected; unforeseen
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  1. Not expected; unforeseen
  2. Occurring without warning; unforeseen.
Suited for everyday wear or informal use:
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  1. Suited for everyday wear or informal use:
  2. Being or occurring between sexual partners who are not in an established relationship:
  3. Occurring or being such by chance:
Occurring in unusual or abnormal places
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  1. Occurring in unusual or abnormal places
  2. Arising from an external cause or factor; not inherent:
  3. Added from outside; not inherent; accidental
Having no specific pattern, purpose, or objective:
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  1. Having no specific pattern, purpose, or objective:
  2. (Mathematics & Statistics) Of or relating to a type of circumstance or event that is described by a probability distribution.
  3. (Statistics) Of statistical sample selection in which all possible samples have equal probability of selection
Acting or done without or against one's will:
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  1. Acting or done without or against one's will:
  2. Not subject to control of the volition:
  3. Not done of one's own free will; not done by choice
Happening or resulting fortunately
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  1. Happening or resulting fortunately
  2. Believed to bring good luck:
  3. Producing, or resulting in, good chance, or unexpectedly; favorable; auspicious; fortunate.
Having ill luck
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  1. Having ill luck
  2. Resulting or likely to result in misfortune; inauspicious:
  3. Not lucky; having, attended with, bringing, or involving bad luck; unfortunate, ill-fated, or ill-omened
Good, beneficial, favorable, etc..
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  1. Good, beneficial, favorable, etc..
Alternative spelling of flukey.
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  1. Alternative spelling of flukey.
  2. Resulting from or depending on mere chance.
  3. Resulting from chance rather than skill or design; lucky
Loosely associated; existing as a byproduct, tangent, or accident.
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  1. Loosely associated; existing as a byproduct, tangent, or accident.
  2. Entering or approaching, prior to reflection (more frequently incident).
  3. Secondary or minor, but usually associated
Derived from what is primary or original:
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  1. Derived from what is primary or original:
  2. Second or lower in rank or importance; not primary:
  3. Of or relating to secondary schools.
  1. Not required; not essential.
  2. Being a substance that is required for normal functioning but does not need to be included in the diet because of the body's ability to synthesize it from other nutrients:
  3. (Biochem.) Designating biological compounds, esp. amino acids, required by living systems, that can be made in adequate amounts from other dietary constituents
Added from outside; not inherent; accidental
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  1. Added from outside; not inherent; accidental
  2. Arising from an external cause or factor; not inherent:
  3. Occurring in unusual or abnormal places
Suited for everyday wear or informal use:
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  1. Suited for everyday wear or informal use:
  2. Being or occurring between sexual partners who are not in an established relationship:
  3. Occurring or being such by chance:
Caused by or ascribable to chance; unexpected, random, or casual:
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  1. Caused by or ascribable to chance; unexpected, random, or casual:
Dependent upon a future event or circumstance that is not certain to happen. See also vested.
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  1. Dependent upon a future event or circumstance that is not certain to happen. See also vested.
  2. Happening by or subject to chance or accident; unpredictable:
  3. Happening by chance; accidental; fortuitous
Alternative spelling of flukey.
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  1. Alternative spelling of flukey.
  2. Resulting from or depending on mere chance.
  3. Resulting from chance rather than skill or design; lucky
Bringing, or happening by, good luck; fortunate
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  1. Bringing, or happening by, good luck; fortunate
  2. Happening by chance; accidental
Marked by or resulting from carelessness; negligent:
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  1. Marked by or resulting from carelessness; negligent:
  2. Not deliberate or considered; unintentional:
  3. Not intentional; not on purpose; not conscious
Being in excess of the indicated or approximate number, extent, or degree. Often used in combination:
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  1. Being in excess of the indicated or approximate number, extent, or degree. Often used in combination:
  2. Being one of an incomplete pair or set:
  3. Not the usual, regular, habitual, accounted for, etc.; occasional; incidental

Synonym Study

  • Adventitious refers to that which is added extrinsically and connotes a lack of essential connection
  • Incidental emphasizes the nonessential or secondary nature of something incidental expenses
  • Casual describes the unpremeditated, random, or irregular quality of something a casual remark, a casual visit or its informality casual clothes
  • Fortuitous , which frequently suggests a complete absence of cause, now usually refers to chance events of a fortunate nature
  • Accidental describes that which occurs by chance an accidental encounter or outside the normal course of events an accidental attribute
Find another word for accidental. In this page you can discover 38 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for accidental, like: haphazard, chance, fortuitous, coincidental, unintentional, inadvertent, unplanned, unpremeditated, undesigned, unwitting and uncalculated.