Accidental

  • 21accidental — {{11}}accidental (adj.) late 14c., “non essential,” from O.Fr. accidentel or directly from M.L. accidentalis, from L. accidentem (see ACCIDENT (Cf. accident)). Meaning “outside the normal course of nature” is from early 15c.; that of… …

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  • 22accidental — I (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Happening by chance] Syn. chance, fortuitous, coincidental, unintentional, inadvertent, unplanned, unpremeditated, undesigned, unwitting, uncalculated, unintended, unanticipated, unforeseen, unexpected, casual,… …

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  • 23accidental — [[t]æ̱ksɪde̱nt(ə)l[/t]] ADJ An accidental event happens by chance or as the result of an accident, and is not deliberately intended. Video evidence was shown to the inquest jury, before it returned a verdict of accidental death... His hand… …

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  • 24accidental — 1. adjective a) Happening by chance, or unexpectedly; taking place not according to the usual course of things; casual; fortuitous an accidental visit b) Nonessential; not necessary belonging; incidental are accidental to a play …

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  • 25accidental — ac|ci|den|tal [ˌæksıˈdentl] adj happening without being planned or intended ≠ ↑deliberate ▪ an accidental discharge of toxic waste ▪ Buy an insurance policy that covers accidental damage . >accidentally adv ▪ I accidentally locked myself out… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 26accidental — ac|ci|den|tal [ ,æksı dentl ] adjective * happening without being planned or intended: accidental damage/injury It was suggested that the fire was not accidental …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 27accidental — adjetivo 1) secundario, contingente, incidental, eventual*, casual, fortuito. 2) interino*, provisional, transitorio. ≠ esencial. P …

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  • 28accidental — adjective 1) accidental death Syn: chance, coincidental, unexpected, incidental, fortuitous, serendipitous 2) accidental damage Syn: unintentional, unintended, unplanned, inadvertent …

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  • 29accidental */ — UK [ˌæksɪˈdent(ə)l] / US adjective happening without being planned or intended accidental damage/injury It was suggested that the fire was not accidental …

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  • 30accidental — [ˌæksɪˈdent(ə)l] adj not intended Ant: deliberate accidental death[/ex] an accidental release of dangerous chemicals[/ex] accidentally adv …

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  • 31accidental — /æksəˈdɛntl / (say aksuh dentl) adjective 1. happening by chance or accident, or unexpectedly: an accidental meeting. 2. non essential; incidental; subsidiary: accidental gains. 3. Music denoting or relating to sharps, flats, or naturals not in… …

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  • 32accidental — By accident; by chance or fortuitously, without intention or design; unexpected, unusual, and unforeseen. 29A Am J Rev ed Ins § 1164. The word is used in its ordinary popular sense in accident policies and means happening by chance, unexpectedly… …

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  • 33accidental — adj. VERBS ▪ be ADVERB ▪ completely, entirely, purely ▪ almost Accidental is used with these nouns: ↑bombing, ↑ …

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  • 34accidental — (adj) (Intermedio) que no tiene mucha importancia Ejemplos: El lugar donde nos encontramos es un elemento accidental, lo más interesante es con quién vino. Te voy a presentar la idea principal, sin detalles accidentales. Sinónimos: casual,… …

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  • 35accidental — adj m y f Que es casual, que ocurre sin intención, sin desearlo o buscarlo: La liberación accidental de grandes cantidades de energía podría provocar una catástrofe …

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  • 36accidental — adjective happening without being planned or intended: an accidental discharge of toxic waste …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 37accidental — ac•ci•den•tal [[t]ˌæk sɪˈdɛn tl[/t]] adj. 1) happening by chance or accident 2) nonessential; incidental: accidental benefits[/ex] 3) mad pertaining to or indicating sharps, flats, or naturals in music 4) a nonessential or subsidiary circumstance …

    From formal English to slang

  • 38accidental — accidentalism …

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  • 39accidental — ac·ci·den·tal (ak″sĭ denґtəl) 1. occurring by chance, unexpectedly, or unintentionally. 2. nonessential; not innate or intrinsic …

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  • 40accidental —    An animal accidentally living in a cave [25] …

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