Synonyms of accident in English:

accident


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noun

1‘he was involved in an accident at work’

SYNONYMS
mishap, misfortune, misadventure, mischance, unfortunate incident, injury, disaster, tragedy, catastrophe, contretemps, calamity, blow, trouble, problem, difficulty
technical casualty

2‘there was an accident on the motorway’

SYNONYMS
crash, collision, bump, car crash, car accident, road accident, traffic accident, multiple crash, multiple collision
rail accident, derailment
air accident, air crash
British smash, road traffic accident, RTA
North American wreck
informal smash-up, pile-up, shunt
British informal prang

3‘it is no accident that there is a similarity between them’

SYNONYMS
chance, mere chance, coincidence, twist of fate, freak, hazard
piece of good fortune, luck, bit of luck, good luck, bit of good luck, fluke, happy chance
serendipity, fate, fortuity, fortune, providence
North American happenstance

Phrases

    by accident

    ‘we met purely by accident’


    SYNONYMS
    fortuitously, accidentally, coincidentally, by chance, by coincidence, by a fluke, unintentionally, inadvertently
    unwittingly, unknowingly, unawares, unconsciously
    by mistake, mistakenly
    ANTONYMS

    intentionally