unintentional

[ uhn-in-ten-shuh-nl ]
/ ˌʌn ɪnˈtɛn ʃə nl /

adjective

not intentional or deliberate: an unintentional omission from the list.

Nearby words

  1. uninsured,
  2. unintellectual,
  3. unintelligent,
  4. unintelligible,
  5. unintended,
  6. uninterest,
  7. uninterested,
  8. uninteresting,
  9. uninterrupted,
  10. uninterrupted suture

Origin of unintentional

First recorded in 1775–85; un-1 + intentional

Related formsun·in·ten·tion·al·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for unintentional

unintentional

/ (ˌʌnɪnˈtɛnʃənəl) /

adjective

not deliberate; accidentalthe killing had been unintentional
Derived Formsunintentionally, adverb

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Word Origin and History for unintentional

unintentional

adj.

1782, from un- (1) "not" + intentional. Related: Unintentionally (1769).

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