Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In an accidental manner; unexpectedly; by chance; casually; fortuitously.
  • adv. Unintentionally.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In an accidental manner; unexpectedly; by chance; unintentionally; casually; fortuitously; not essentially.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an accidental manner; by chance; casually; fortuitously; not essentially or intrinsically.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. without intention; in an unintentional manner
  • adv. of a minor or subordinate nature
  • adv. without advance planning

Etymologies

accidental +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

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