Definition of accident-prone in English:



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

    • ‘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 have never been accident-prone before and it's amazing how all these accidents have happened at once.’
    • ‘The people who really need additional tests are the 17-30 group who, insurance companies confirm, are the most accident-prone.’
    • ‘The Bellary Road from Yelahanka to Hebbal is an accident-prone area, and there is at least one call a day for help here.’
    • ‘I am an accident-prone 38 year-old female with three sons aged 18, 17 & nine years.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Rottweilers are the most accident-prone dogs with nearly three out of five needing to visit the vet during a year, according to researchers.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Others admit to being more forgetful and accident-prone.’
    • ‘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'm afraid Iain makes enemies and he is accident-prone.’
    • ‘An American insurance company discovered that men who are kissed before leaving for the office are less 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.’
    • ‘The men's driving improves, while the women become more accident-prone.’
    • ‘A quick aside - Andy is the most accident-prone person I have ever met.’
    • ‘And 70% said their tiredness was so debilitating they felt ‘unable to function properly’ and were more clumsy and accident-prone.’
    • ‘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.’
    awkward, uncoordinated, ungainly, graceless, ungraceful, inelegant, gawky, gauche, gangling, cloddish, blundering, lumbering
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