Synonyms for (noun) incident

Synonyms: incident

Definition: a single distinct event

Similar words: natural event, occurrence, occurrent, happening

Definition: an event that happens


Synonyms: incident

Definition: a public disturbance

Usage: the police investigated an incident at the bus station

Similar words: disruption, disturbance, to-do, commotion, flutter, hoo-ha, hoo-hah, hurly burly, kerfuffle

Definition: a disorderly outburst or tumult

Usage: they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused

Synonyms for (adjective) incident

Synonyms: incident, incidental

Definition: (sometimes followed by `to') minor or casual or subordinate in significance or nature or occurring as a chance concomitant or consequence

Usage: incidental expenses; the road will bring other incidental advantages; extra duties incidental to the job; labor problems incidental to a rapid expansion; confusion incidental to a quick change

Similar words: omissible

Definition: capable of being left out


Similar words: parenthetic, parenthetical

Definition: qualifying or explaining; placed or as if placed in parentheses

Usage: parenthetical remarks


Similar words: peripheral

Definition: related to the key issue but not of central importance

Usage: a peripheral interest; energy is far from a peripheral issue in the economy; peripheral issues


Similar words: secondary

Definition: depending on or incidental to what is original or primary

Usage: a secondary infection