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synonyms for accidental

  • coincidental
  • inadvertent
  • incidental
  • random
  • unexpected
  • unforeseen
  • unintended
  • unintentional
  • unplanned
  • chance
  • contingent
  • adventitious
  • casual
  • fluky
  • fortuitous
  • uncalculated
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antonyms for accidental

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  • deliberate
  • expected
  • intentional
  • planned
  • decided
  • designed
  • essential
  • intended
  • premeditated
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How to use accidental in a sentence

You have no idea which elements were due to your innate talent and which were accidental.
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That was followed by a report that roughly 30 percent of college athletes who've contracted the virus end up with inflammation of the heart muscle, called myocarditis—a number that ESPN is now saying is an accidental exaggeration.
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If you manage sites with licensable images, this tag can help communicate the licensing details to potential customers, reduce accidental image theft and increase revenues for your images.
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So when he died in December 2019, at age 21, after a seizure from an accidental overdose of oxycodone and codeine, it crushed people everywhere.
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Researchers cannot ethically alter human prenatal hormone levels, so they rely on “accidental experiments” in which prenatal hormone levels or responses to them were unusual, such as with intersex people.
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For example, Reynolds believes that the albatrosses’ Lévy walks “appear to be an accidental byproduct of olfactory-cued navigation — of the birds following their noses.”
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No accidental relations of parts of names is resorted to, as was done in the case of the American Presidents.
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Christianity owed its magnificent opportunities (which it has wasted) to several accidental circumstances.
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In the meantime, Colonel Fry had died suddenly from an accidental fall, and Washington had succeeded to the command.
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A statesman's life is the life for me; behold Mr. Devenish, the new M.P.—no, look here, that was quite accidental.
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WORDS RELATED TO ACCIDENTAL

  • accidental
  • casual
  • extrinsic
  • foreign
  • fortuitous
  • nonessential
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