not intentional or deliberate: an unintentional omission from the list.
- un·in·ten·tion·al·ly, adverb
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How to use unintentional in a sentence
When violations are found to be unintentional, each one could result in a $2,500 fine.
Wherever the blame lies, and however intentional or unintentional the offending acts, these cases remind us of the enduring presence of performance-enhancing and illegal substances in sports.
Charlie and Harry Davies-Carr were just babies—one and three years old—when they became unintentional internet superstars."Charlie Bit My Finger" Is About to Leave YouTube Forever. Here's Why | Raisa Bruner | May 22, 2021 | Time
All of those measures would likely have the unintentional benefit of helping to reduce emissions.Airlines’ Emissions Halved During the Pandemic. Can the Industry Preserve Some of Those Gains as Travel Rebounds? | Ciara Nugent | May 17, 2021 | Time
Cindy McCain’s memoir, released today, is both a predictable layer on top of that existing family lore and perhaps an unintentional moment of coloring outside the lines.
Witnesses also make unintentional errors sometimes based on what they have heard from others.
If nothing else, it is should provide a lot of unintentional hilarity.
Tvert says there are always cases of people using alcohol and other substances and suffering from unintentional injuries.Denver Teen Fell From a Balcony After Eating a Marijuana Cookie, but Don’t Blame the Drug | Valerie Vande Panne | April 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He laughs at the unintentional contradiction of that statement.And The Escort of The Year Is… Backstage at The Sex Oscars | Scott Bixby | March 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Weiner could have the series end on an “ambiguous note” for audiences, even though it may be unintentional.7 Things to Know About the Final Season of ‘Mad Men’ | Marina Watts | March 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
If I have been in fault, God knows that I have erred through ignorance, that it was wholly unintentional on my part.The World Before Them | Susanna Moodie
One day, on Ludgate hill, a porter passing him was nearly pushed off the pavement by an unintentional motion of the doctor.The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun; | Various
Slowly, and with an unintentional solemnity, she went up to it and laid a hand upon it.You Never Know Your Luck, Complete | Gilbert Parker
The display, intentional or unintentional, of this article of feminine attire sufficed to arouse in me sexual feelings.The Sexual Life of the Child | Albert Moll
We gather ideas about them everywhere, and in the most unexpected and unintentional places.The Library of Work and Play: Housekeeping | Elizabeth Hale Gilman
British Dictionary definitions for unintentional
not deliberate; accidental: the killing had been unintentional
- unintentionally, adverb
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