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synonyms for incidental

  • accidental
  • ancillary
  • casual
  • coincidental
  • random
  • secondary
  • attendant
  • chance
  • concomitant
  • contingent
  • fluke
  • irregular
  • nonessential
  • subordinate
  • subsidiary
  • accompanying
  • adventitious
  • by-the-way
  • circumstantial
  • concurrent
  • contributing
  • contributory
  • fortuitous
  • occasional
  • odd
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antonyms for incidental

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  • decided
  • deliberate
  • designed
  • planned
  • premeditated
  • chief
  • important
  • necessary
  • basic
  • essential
  • fundamental
  • vital
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How to use incidental in a sentence

Medical professionals continue to push back against a body-worn camera video released by the Sheriff’s Department purporting to show a deputy overdosing from incidental contact with fentanyl in a San Marcos parking lot in July.
MORNING REPORT: RIP, THESE HIGHWAY PROJECTSVOICE OF SAN DIEGOAUGUST 11, 2021VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Many breakthrough cases seem to be entirely asymptomatic, only being detected through routine or incidental testing.
COVID CASES ARE PLAGUING THE OLYMPICS EVEN BEFORE THEY’VE BEGUNLAUREN LEFFERJULY 19, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
It found “incidental deficiencies” that did not merit any fines or corrective action.
A POSTAL WORKER BEGGED FOR STRONGER COVID-19 PROTECTIONS. SHE ENDED UP SPENDING SIX WEEKS IN THE HOSPITAL.BY MARYAM JAMEELJULY 16, 2021PROPUBLICA
By contrast, retailing plays an almost incidental role in “Amazon Unbound.”
HOW DID AMAZON GROW SO FAST? BY THINKING OUTSIDE THE SHIPPING BOX.MARC LEVINSONMAY 7, 2021WASHINGTON POST
One incidental benefit of the charter school movement is that it put pressure on traditional public schools – and society as a whole – to do something about it.
THE LEARNING CURVE: ELI BROAD’S COMPLICATED ED REFORM LEGACYWILL HUNTSBERRYMAY 6, 2021VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
It worked—losses to the citizens of Leningrad were incidental, in part because of security, and in part because there were very few attempts to appropriate the seeds.
THE BOTANIST WHO DEFIED STALIN - ISSUE 99: UNIVERSALITYLEE ALAN DUGATKINAPRIL 21, 2021NAUTILUS
Sometimes that aspect of identity is even incidental, rather than the crux of a morality tale.
ELLIOT PAGE IS READY FOR THIS MOMENTKATY STEINMETZMARCH 16, 2021TIME
While defenders of the status quo like to argue that the number of deaths is incidental compared to the number of new infections, the two are obviously linked.
HOW MANY AMERICANS WILL DIE OF COVID-19 BEFORE THE VACCINE REACHES SCALE?PHILIP BUMPDECEMBER 11, 2020WASHINGTON POST
The fact that the Hummer doesn’t produce any tailpipe emissions is almost an incidental benefit.
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Casual employment in the Connecticut act means occasional or incidental employment.
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WORDS RELATED TO INCIDENTAL

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