- inadequate personality,
- inadequate stimulus,
Origin of inadvertence
Examples from the Web for inadvertence
As it was, the eagle eye of Alroy soon detected his inadvertence, and profited by his indiscretion.Alroy|Benjamin Disraeli
As in law, so in morals, no man need criminate himself, but he who does so by an inadvertence is lost.One Of Them|Charles James Lever
The thinness of indiscretion and the airy forms of inadvertence are lost and annihilated amid the shadows of the night.Imogen|William Godwin
Her wounded vanity often beheld an insult in what was probably no more than an inadvertence.
"I beg your pardon for my inadvertence, Mr. Verner," was the reply of Dr. Cannonby.Verner's Pride|Mrs. Henry Wood
mid-15c., from Middle French inadvertance (14c.), from Scholastic Latin inadvertentia, from in- "not" (see in- (1)) + advertentia, from Latin advertere "to direct one's attention to," literally "to turn toward" (see advertise).