[ ad-vur-tns ]
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  1. the act of being or becoming advertent; heedfulness.

Origin of advertence

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at advert1, -ence

Other words from advertence

  • non·ad·vert·ence, noun

Words Nearby advertence Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use advertence in a sentence

  • Here as in all exercise, companionship which removes conscious attention from advertence to the will greatly aids.

    Health Through Will Power | James J. Walsh
  • Lack of advertence always lessens pain and may even nullify it until it becomes exceedingly severe.

    Health Through Will Power | James J. Walsh
  • Thus such souls are preserved from even venial sins of advertence and, if they commit some inadvertently they are not imputed.

  • The reversals of fortune, O Cadi, are swift and grievous, and beyond the foreknowing or advertence of men.

British Dictionary definitions for advertence



/ (ədˈvɜːtəns) /

  1. heedfulness or attentiveness

Derived forms of advertence

  • advertent, adjective
  • advertently, adverb

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