Definition of 'coincidental'
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The fact that his resignation comes five days after a currency hedge went badly wrong for Sports Direct is doubtless entirely coincidental. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Is it purely coincidental that they are simply considered the best men for the job? Times, Sunday Times (2013)Being witness to warfare is often purely coincidental. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It may not be entirely coincidental that many modern biological catalysts have zinc ions in their active sites. Infinite in All Directions (1989)The timing may not be coincidental. Times, Sunday Times (2015)You can't tell us the timing was coincidental. The Sun (2015)Any similarities with the mayor of London are entirely coincidental. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The scene is full of references, most of which are purely coincidental. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The saves are not purely lucky or coincidental; they are aspects of considerable skill. Times, Sunday Times (2014)And it may all be coincidental with what is now happening to me, or it may not. Times, Sunday Times (2014)THE timing of these arrests is interesting and may not be coincidental. The Sun (2010)This resemblance is not coincidental. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This was not entirely coincidental. Times, Sunday Times (2014)These similarities are purely coincidental. The Sun (2016)What's happened in America is purely coincidental. Times, Sunday Times (2006)We may look like lobsters, or tuna fish, but that is purely coincidental. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The resemblance, it would appear, is purely coincidental. The Times Literary Supplement (2010)The simultaneous rise of the football club may be coincidental, but its importance goes beyond the extra trade and tourism that it will bring in. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It's purely coincidental that Gently was shot in the same shoulder at the end of the last series. The Sun (2014)Is it purely coincidental that four brilliant footwear designers, working independently of each other, have surfaced at the same moment? Times, Sunday Times (2008)
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Translations for 'coincidental'
British English: coincidental ADJECTIVE
Something that is coincidental is the result of a coincidence and has not been deliberately arranged.
Any resemblance to actual persons, places, or events is purely coincidental.
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