inadvertent


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in·ad·ver·tent

 (ĭn′əd-vûr′tnt)
adj.
1. Marked by or resulting from carelessness; negligent: an inadvertent error; an inadvertent omission.
2. Not deliberate or considered; unintentional: an inadvertent remark; inadvertent humor. See Synonyms at careless.
3. Not intending to be so; unwitting: "Physicians have already begun to take on the role of gatekeepers, inadvertent agents of selection ... deciding on the relative value of different human lives" (Robert Pollack).

in′ad·ver′tent·ly adv.

inadvertent

(ˌɪnədˈvɜːtənt)
adj
1. failing to act carefully or considerately; inattentive
2. resulting from heedless action; unintentional
ˌinadˈvertently adv

in•ad•vert•ent

(ˌɪn ədˈvɜr tnt)

adj.
1. unintentional: an inadvertent insult.
2. not attentive; heedless.
3. of, pertaining to, or characterized by lack of attention.
[1645–55]
in`ad•vert′ent•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.inadvertent - happening by chance or unexpectedly or unintentionally ; "with an inadvertent gesture she swept the vase off the table"; "accidental poisoning"; "an accidental shooting"
unintended - not deliberate

inadvertent

adjective unintentional, accidental, unintended, chance, careless, negligent, unwitting, unplanned, thoughtless, unthinking, heedless, unpremeditated, unheeding The government has said it was an inadvertent error.

inadvertent

adjective
Translations
ساهٍ، غافِل، غَيْر مَقْصود
neúmyslný
utilsigtet
gerîur í ógáti
netyčianetyčinis
netīšs
kazara yapılan

inadvertent

[ˌɪnədˈvɜːtənt] ADJ (= unintentional) [error, oversight] → involuntario
this had the inadvertent effect ofesto tuvo el efecto no buscado de ...
they were trying to trap him into an inadvertent admissionestaban tratando de tenderle una trampa para que lo admitiera sin darse cuenta

inadvertent

[ˌɪnədˈvɜːrtənt] adj [mistake, admission] → fait(e) par inadvertance

inadvertent

inadvertent

[ˌɪnədˈvɜːtnt] adj (unintentional) → involontario/a; (unthinking) → inconsapevole

inadvertent

(inədˈvəːtənt) adjective
not done on purpose. an inadvertent insult.
ˌinadˈvertently adverb
References in classic literature ?
Perhaps an inadvertent word has descended to posterity.
assuredly not," returned the gentleman, recognizing the face of an acquaintance, with an animation he could not conceal: "but how inadvertent I have been, not to have noticed Miss Osgood before!"--While speaking, his eyes rested on the lovely countenance of her friend, as if, by their direction, he meant to explain the reason of his remissness.
An autobiography, when confronted by a careful editor with documentary evidence, is usually found to be full of obviously inadvertent errors.
'I hope, Miss Wade,' she returned, instantly assuming the tone of superiority she had always so thinly concealed, 'that nothing I have ever said or done since we have been together, has justified your use of that disagreeable word, "Mistress." It must have been wholly inadvertent on my part.
Incidentally he was having some hot coffee and pie in an untidy inadvertent manner, with an eye fluttering nervously over the side of the car.
There was an effect of drollery in her behaviour to these subjects of her zeal, whom she seemed to regard as a care, but not as an interest; it was as if they had been entrusted to her honour and she had engaged to convey them safe to a certain point; she was detached and inadvertent, and then suddenly remembered, repented and came back to tuck them into their blankets, to alter the position of her mother's umbrella, to tell them something about the run of the ship.
The boy, also, after a week or two of mental disquiet, began to gratify his protectors by many inadvertent proofs that he considered them as parents, and their house as home.
A casual or inadvertent word; the accidental dropping or turning of a card, with the accompanying anxiety or carelessness in regard to its concealment; the counting of the tricks, with the order of their arrangement; embarrassment, hesitation, eagerness or trepidation - all afford, to his apparently intuitive perception, indications of the true state of affairs.
Danny Drinkwater had an inadvertent hand in Grigg's leveller when his attempt to cut out a Denver Hume pass fell straight into the path of the unmarked striker in the area.
Summary: Dabolim (Goa) [India], June 8 (ANI): Flight operations re-commenced at Dabolim airport on Saturday after a brief pause caused by "inadvertent jettisoning" of the external drop tank of a Naval Mig-29K aircraft.
The nine-step technique for getting out of inadvertent IMC ("Survive Inadvertent IMC The Old-Fashioned Way," April) could guarantee that a low-time, non-instrument pilot will crash and burn.
Abdul Nasser Hemmati, the governor of the Central Bank of Iran, went to Ferdowsi Square in an inadvertent manner to closely monitor the foreign exchange market situation, Trend's correspondent reported from the scene.