Happy Monday! Accidents do happen, but are they always accidental? By definition, I would certainly think so. A couple of the standard definitions for “accidental” include:
- happening by chance, unintentionally, or unexpectedly
So, as I was perusing my copy of The Highly Selective Thesaurus for the Extraordinarily Literate I ran across all of these other ways to say “accidental.” Enjoy!
Other, more common, synonyms could include: chance, fluky, coincidental, casual, random,unexpected, unforeseen, unanticipated, unlooked-for, unintentional,unintended, inadvertent, unplanned, unpremeditated, unthinking, unwitting, incidental, unimportant, by the way, by the by, supplementary, subsidiary, subordinate, secondary, accessory, peripheral, tangential, extraneous, extrinsic, irrelevant, nonessential, inessential.