[ ak-si-den-tl-iz-uhm ]
/ ˌæk sɪˈdɛn tlˌɪz əm /
a system of medicine based on the symptoms of a disease, disregarding its origin or cause.
Philosophy. any theory holding that some events have no causes.
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What does "scattergood" mean?
a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
a person who spends possessions or money extravagantly or wastefully; spendthrift.
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OTHER WORDS FROM accidentalismac·ci·den·tal·ist, noun, adjective
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