Synonyms of accident in English:

accident


See definition of accident

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, smash, bump, car crash, car accident, road accident, traffic accident, road traffic accident, RTA, multiple crash, multiple collision

rail accident, derailment

air accident, air crash

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, 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