Coincidental vs Incidentally - What's the difference?

coincidental | incidentally |


As an adjective coincidental

is occurring as or resulting from coincidence.

As an adverb incidentally is

(manner) in an incidental manner; not of central or critical importance.

coincidental

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Occurring as or resulting from coincidence.
  • Happening or existing at the same time.
  • See also

    * coincide * incident * accident

    Anagrams

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    incidentally

    English

    Adverb

    (en adverb)
  • (manner) In an incidental manner; not of central or critical importance.
  • The book discussed the subject, but only incidentally .
  • By chance; in an unplanned way.
  • (speech act, conjunctive) Parenthetically, by the way.
  • Incidentally , did you hear anything new from your brother yesterday?

    Synonyms

    apropos, as a matter of fact, by the way

    Antonyms

    * (in an incidental manner) inevitably, certainly