Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun incidental

2 senses of incidental

Sense 1
incidental expense, incidental, minor expense -- ((frequently plural) an expense not budgeted or not specified; "he requested reimbursement of $7 for incidental expenses")
       => expense -- (money spent to perform work and usually reimbursed by an employer; "he kept a careful record of his expenses at the meeting")

Sense 2
incidental -- (an item that is incidental)
       => item, point -- (a distinct part that can be specified separately in a group of things that could be enumerated on a list; "he noticed an item in the New York Times"; "she had several items on her shopping list"; "the main point on the agenda was taken up first")

Antonyms of adj incidental

3 senses of incidental

Sense 1
incidental (vs. basic), incident -- ((sometimes followed by `to') minor or casual or subordinate in significance or nature or occurring as a chance concomitant or consequence; "incidental expenses"; "the road will bring other incidental advantages"; "extra duties incidental to the job"; "labor problems incidental to a rapid expansion"; "confusion incidental to a quick change")

basic (vs. incidental) -- (pertaining to or constituting a base or basis; "a basic fact"; "the basic ingredients"; "basic changes in public opinion occur because of changes in priorities")
        => basal, base -- (serving as or forming a base; "the painter applied a base coat followed by two finishing coats")
        => elementary, elemental, primary -- (of or being the essential or basic part; "an elementary need for love and nurturing")
        => fundamental, rudimentary, underlying -- (being or involving basic facts or principles; "the fundamental laws of the universe"; "a fundamental incomatibility between them"; "these rudimentary truths"; "underlying principles")
        => grassroots -- (fundamental; "the grassroots factor in making the decision")
        => radical -- (arising from or going to the root or source; "a radical flaw in the plan")

Sense 2
incidental, nonessential -- (not of prime or central importance; "nonessential to the integral meanings of poetry"- Pubs.MLA)

INDIRECT (VIA inessential) -> essential -- (basic and fundamental; "the essential feature")

Sense 3
attendant, consequent, accompanying, concomitant, incidental, ensuant, resultant, sequent -- (following or accompanying as a consequence; "an excessive growth of bureaucracy, with attendant problems"; "snags incidental to the changeover in management"; "attendant circumstances"; "the period of tension and consequent need for military preparedness"; "the ensuant response to his appeal"; "the resultant savings were considerable")

INDIRECT (VIA subsequent) -> antecedent -- (preceding in time or order)

Similarity of adj incidental

3 senses of incidental

Sense 1
incidental (vs. basic), incident -- ((sometimes followed by `to') minor or casual or subordinate in significance or nature or occurring as a chance concomitant or consequence; "incidental expenses"; "the road will bring other incidental advantages"; "extra duties incidental to the job"; "labor problems incidental to a rapid expansion"; "confusion incidental to a quick change")
       => omissible -- (capable of being left out)
       => parenthetic, parenthetical -- (qualifying or explaining; placed or as if placed in parentheses; "parenthetical remarks")
       => peripheral -- (related to the key issue but not of central importance; "a peripheral interest"; "energy is far from a peripheral issue in the economy"; "peripheral issues")
       => secondary -- (depending on or incidental to what is original or primary; "a secondary infection")

Sense 2
incidental, nonessential -- (not of prime or central importance; "nonessential to the integral meanings of poetry"- Pubs.MLA)
       => inessential (vs. essential), unessential -- (not basic or fundamental)

Sense 3
attendant, consequent, accompanying, concomitant, incidental, ensuant, resultant, sequent -- (following or accompanying as a consequence; "an excessive growth of bureaucracy, with attendant problems"; "snags incidental to the changeover in management"; "attendant circumstances"; "the period of tension and consequent need for military preparedness"; "the ensuant response to his appeal"; "the resultant savings were considerable")
       => subsequent (vs. antecedent) -- (following in time or order; "subsequent developments")

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