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Definition of "accident-prone" []

  • Having or susceptible to having a greater than average number of accidents or mishaps. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "accident-prone" in a sentence
  • "We first meet two kids at 8 years old -- a sullen girl and a weirdly mischievous boy who is accident-prone to say the least."
  • "When [Tony] Hayward took over BP's leadership from John Browne three years ago this week, the company was at one of the lowest points in its history: badly run, accident-prone and accused in the aftermath of a deadly explosion at its Texas City refinery of putting profits before safety."
  • "Bob Dudley , the new chief executive of BP PLC, has vowed to change the safety culture of the accident-prone oil giant in the wake of the deadly explosion and spill at one of its wells in the Gulf of Mexico last year."