Definition of Accidentally

1. Adverb. Without advance planning. "They met accidentally"

Exact synonyms: By Chance, Circumstantially, Unexpectedly
Antonyms: Deliberately
Partainyms: Unexpected

2. Adverb. Of a minor or subordinate nature. "These magnificent achievements were only incidentally influenced by Oriental models"
Exact synonyms: Incidentally
Partainyms: Incidental

3. Adverb. Without intention; in an unintentional manner. "She hit him unintentionally"
Exact synonyms: Unintentionally
Partainyms: Accidental, Unintentional
Antonyms: Deliberately, Intentionally

Definition of Accidentally

1. adv. In an accidental manner; unexpectedly; by chance; unintentionally; casually; fortuitously; not essentially.

Definition of Accidentally

1. Adverb. In an accidental manner; unexpectedly; by chance; casually; fortuitously. ¹

2. Adverb. Unintentionally. ¹

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Definition of Accidentally

1. [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Accidentally

accident waiting to happen
accidental abortion
accidental falls
accidental host
accidental hypothermia
accidental image
accidental injury
accidental murmur
accidental point
accidental symptom
accidentally (current term)
accidentally on purpose
accidents of birth
accidents waiting to happen

Literary usage of Accidentally

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Palmer's Index to "The Times" NewspaperTimes (London, England) (1902)
"Adelaide E., accidentally Г ,i»>n- ed, 2 , 6 e Spencer, Arthur, and others. ... Marion June, Murdered, 3 l 1f—bj "У Tyler, AH, accidentally ..."

2. The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan (1860)
"Why, when our friend here was packing up to be gone from our town, I and another went accidentally to see her. So we knocked at the door and went in. ..."

3. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1886)
"named in the Indictment fell accidentally from the casks and were not removed by any ... A stamp once in use may have accidentally fallen off the package, ..."

4. A Practical Treatise of the Law of Evidence, and Digest of Proofs, in Civil by Thomas Starkie (1891)
"Thus the overseers of a parish are liable, not only in respect of necessary medical attendance on a casual pauper accidentally disabled within the parish, ..."

5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1899)
"The notable feature of this floor is the (accidentally) constant temperature closet of the bacteriological laboratory. This is simply a pit beneath the ..."

6. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1899)
"Her two sons by her first husband, John and George Worsley, were accidentally killed by an explosion of gunpowder in the porter's lodge at their late ..."

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