- By chance; inadvertently: his gun went off accidentally accidentally knocked the vase overMore example sentences
fortuitously, by accident, by chance, by a mere chance, by a twist of fate, adventitiously, as luck would have it, by a fluke, flukily, coincidentally, by coincidence, serendipitously; by a happy chance, by good fortune, by a piece of luck; unexpectedly; unintentionally, inadvertently, involuntarily, unpremeditatedly, unthinkingly; unwittingly, unknowingly, unconsciously, subconsciously, unawares; by mistake, mistakenly, misguidedly; North American by happenstance
- Going home from work in Oxford last night I accidentally got on the Bristol train by mistake.
- I don't know if she accidentally picked up the phone or deliberately did that.
- Very drunk, he accidentally pushed her with his kit bag, knocking her off the path and into the river Cam.