inadvertent

[ in-uhd-vur-tnt ]
/ ˌɪn ədˈvɜr tnt /

adjective

unintentional: an inadvertent insult.
not attentive; heedless.
of, relating to, or characterized by lack of attention.

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Origin of inadvertent

1645–55; abstracted from inadvertence, inadvertency; see -ent

OTHER WORDS FROM inadvertent

in·ad·vert·ent·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for inadvertent

inadvertent
/ (ˌɪnədˈvɜːtənt) /

adjective

failing to act carefully or considerately; inattentive
resulting from heedless action; unintentional

Derived forms of inadvertent

inadvertently, adverb
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