Synonyms for Contingency:

n.

context, background, situation, climate, conditions, position, possible, environment, circumstance, event, state of affairs. impracticable, scheduled, workable, provisional, strategic, tactical, well thought out, preparatory, aggressive, foolproof. accident (noun)
exigency, predicament, emergency.
case (noun)
predicament.
chance (noun)
likelihood.
chance happening; possibility (noun)
eventuality, event, likelihood, odds, exigency, probability, emergency, predicament.
contingency (noun)
eventuality.
difficulty (noun)
exigency.
possibility (noun)
odds, probability, likelihood.

Other synonyms:

circumstance, exigency. accident
emergency.
likelihood
probability.

Usage examples for contingency

  1. He is the heir who will inherit her property if Harriet Smith or her children cannot be found, and as the latter contingency is not likely to happen, it is odd that he should have run away without letting us know where he can be found." – Cynthia Wakeham's Money by Anna Katharine Green
  2. To not a few of the members this contingency was a spectre, ever present, seated at bed and board, and able to defy the rules even of Almack's and Crockford's. – Chippinge Borough by Stanley J. Weyman