accidentally accidentally  /ˌæk sə ˈdɛn tə li/


  1. (adv) without advance planning
  2. (adv) of a minor or subordinate nature
  3. (adv) without intention; in an unintentional manner


  1. When he returned, he noticed a clear halo surrounding the yellow-green growth of a mold that had accidentally contaminated the plate.
  2. Ministers of foreign affairs don't just meet accidentally.
  3. Long Yu has come a long way since the day in 1976 when he accidentally killed a duck.


  1. Milwaukee police officer accidentally shoots, wounds car theft suspect; 2nd suspect escapes

    MILWAUKEE — Milwaukee police say an officer accidentally shot and wounded a car theft suspect while arresting him. A second suspect escaped Monday. WTMJ-TV ( reports the suspects robbed two people of their car and money.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

  2. Milwaukee officer accidentally shoots suspect

    Milwaukee police say an officer accidentally shot and wounded a car theft suspect while arresting him.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: WXOW 19 La Crosse

  3. Teen Dies After Accidentally Shooting Self with Air Rifle

    A boy from Pennsylvania died Tuesday after he accidentally shot himself in the chest with an air rifle. Tristin 'Ty' Yonkin, 15, was at his friends house that day when the seemingly harmless gun killed him. Police are saying his death was accidental. "Ty was a good friend, a good player, a great student and his family will miss him. So will the team," Ty's soccer coach Jeff Brinker said. "He ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Opposing Views


  1. "The world is full of good to great people that have made mistakes of this magnitude or worse," Schilling wrote. "These guys made mistakes, and I do mean mistakes. They didn't accidentally do this, this was a conscious decision with far...
    on Dec 19, 2007 By: Curt Schilling Source: Town Hall

  2. "I have to say I was a little shocked, and I haven't spoken to him or really seen any video to know, if he slipped and accidentally got into me or that was his intention," Johnson said. "If it was his intention, that's the first time in nine...
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Jimmie Johnson Source: (blog)

  3. "John McDonald is a local kid that is a good man, and from watching the tape, I didn't see John McDonald touch me," Girardi said. "He actually sought me out today and we talked about it. He's a peacemaker. I got elbowed accidentally by one of...
    on Sep 16, 2009 By: Joe Girardi Source: New York Times

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