Definition of accident-prone in English:



  • Tending to be involved in a greater than average number of accidents.

    ‘he's always been accident-prone’
    ‘the accident-prone chemicals giant suffered its ninth toxic discharge’
    • ‘And 70% said their tiredness was so debilitating they felt ‘unable to function properly’ and were more clumsy and accident-prone.’
    • ‘She worries about terrorist attacks, train crashes, mid-air collisions, accident-prone nursery staff, drunk drivers, cancer, brain tumours and dying of carbon-monoxide poisoning in her sleep.’
    • ‘I am an accident-prone 38 year-old female with three sons aged 18, 17 & nine years.’
    • ‘It claims that fatal motorcycle accidents account for nearly all the deaths on some of Britain's most accident-prone roads, such as the A537 from Macclesfield in Cheshire to Buxton in Derbyshire.’
    • ‘But while this is a satisfying central plot, the story is just as much about the accident-prone romances and intrigues of the rest of this likeable family.’
    • ‘Rottweilers are the most accident-prone dogs with nearly three out of five needing to visit the vet during a year, according to researchers.’
    • ‘I don't just want to date you for your sparkling personality and your good looks, but also because I am an accident-prone person with no basic health insurance.’
    • ‘The accident was the worst in several years for the country's accident-prone coal mining industry, the primary source of fuel for the world's seventh-biggest economy.’
    • ‘I have never been accident-prone before and it's amazing how all these accidents have happened at once.’
    • ‘The men's driving improves, while the women become more accident-prone.’
    • ‘An American insurance company discovered that men who are kissed before leaving for the office are less accident-prone.’
    • ‘Others admit to being more forgetful and accident-prone.’
    • ‘A quick aside - Andy is the most accident-prone person I have ever met.’
    • ‘The Bellary Road from Yelahanka to Hebbal is an accident-prone area, and there is at least one call a day for help here.’
    • ‘On the other hand, I always was a clumsy, accident-prone little boy.’
    • ‘Despite being accident-prone and susceptible to tropical diseases, the dedicated biographer spent seven years travelling to nearly all the danger spots Greene visited, from Panama to Haiti to Mexico and Liberia.’
    • ‘In place of the debt-laden and accident-prone business that Bonfield left behind, there is emerging a more confident organisation - more fleet of foot, more focused on the opportunities of the future than the problems of the past.’
    • ‘The people who really need additional tests are the 17-30 group who, insurance companies confirm, are the most accident-prone.’
    • ‘I'm afraid Iain makes enemies and he is accident-prone.’
    • ‘Men appear to be the most accident-prone, with four times as many stags losing personal items as hens, and twice as many being victims of theft.’
    awkward, uncoordinated, ungainly, graceless, ungraceful, inelegant, gawky, gauche, gangling, cloddish, blundering, lumbering
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