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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ak-si-duh nt prohn]
    • /ˈæk sɪ dənt proʊn/
    • /ˈæksɪdənt prəʊn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ak-si-duh nt prohn]
    • /ˈæk sɪ dənt proʊn/

Definitions of accident-prone word

  • adjective accident-prone tending to have more accidents or mishaps than the average person. 1
  • adjective accident-prone clumsy 1
  • adjective accident-prone Susceptible to a greater than normal number of accidents or mishaps. 0
  • adjective accident-prone Having a greater than normal incidence of accidents. 0

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Origin of accident-prone

First appearance:

before 1925
One of the 11% newest English words
First recorded in 1925-30

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Parts of speech for Accident-prone


accident-prone popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 32% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

Synonyms for accident-prone

adj accident-prone

  • bungling — to do clumsily and awkwardly; botch: He bungled the job.
  • inept — without skill or aptitude for a particular task or assignment; maladroit: He is inept at mechanical tasks. She is inept at dealing with people.
  • klutzy — clumsy; awkward: If you weren't so klutzy you wouldn't have dropped it.
  • all thumbs — clumsy
  • clumsy — A clumsy person moves or handles things in a careless, awkward way, often so that things are knocked over or broken.

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