inadvertently


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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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.inadvertently - without knowledge or intentioninadvertently - without knowledge or intention; "he unwittingly deleted the references"
advertently, heedfully, mindfully - in a careful deliberate manner
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inadvertently

adverb unintentionally, accidentally, by accident, mistakenly, unwittingly, by mistake, involuntarily You must have inadvertently pressed the wrong button.
unintentionally deliberately, consciously, carefully, intentionally, heedfully
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Translations
بِدُونِ قَصْدٍبِطَريق السَّهْو، بِطَريق الخَطَأ
bezděčněneúmyslně
uforvarendeutilsigtet
tahattomasti
nehotice
óvart, í ógáti
不注意で
무심코
ouppmärksamt
ไม่ได้ตั้งใจ
vô tình

inadvertently

[ˌɪnədˈvɜːtəntlɪ] ADVsin darse cuenta, sin querer
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inadvertently

[ˌɪnədˈvɜːrtəntli] adv (= by mistake) → par mégarde
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inadvertently

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inadvertently

[ˌɪnədˈvɜːtntlɪ] adv (unintentionally) → inavvertitamente, involontariamente; (unawares) → inconsapevolmente
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

inadvertent

(inədˈvəːtənt) adjective
not done on purpose. an inadvertent insult.
ˌinadˈvertently adverb
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

inadvertently

بِدُونِ قَصْدٍ neúmyslně uforvarende unabsichtlich άθελα inadvertidamente, sin querer tahattomasti par inadvertance nehotice inavvertitamente 不注意で 무심코 onopzettelijk uforvarende nieuważnie inadvertidamente невнимательно ouppmärksamt ไม่ได้ตั้งใจ kasıtsız olarak vô tình 非故意地
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References in classic literature ?
The Sheep eating the acorns inadvertently frayed and tore the cloak.
And last night, when I was in Rataziaev's rooms, one of his friends began to read a scribbled note which I had written to you, and then inadvertently pulled out of my pocket.
In doing so, however, the poor girl left me inadvertently on the sofa she had so suddenly quitted herself.
I fear I have touched this sore point inadvertently, and she cannot get over it."
And yet what else can he mean by it?" And, as I folded up the letter and put it away, I inadvertently repeated the words aloud.
Pierre was still afraid that this officer might inadvertently say something disconcerting to himself.
It so happened that after travelling for several miles they inadvertently took another path than that followed by the party under Barunda's uncle, so that they passed the latter without being aware of it, going nearly half a mile to the right of where the trailers camped a short distance from the bivouac of Ninaka.
They cheered the boy, and they hooted and jeered at the trainer and the manager, which luckless individual had inadvertently shown himself and attempted to assist the trainer.
The man who opposed Tarzan inadvertently came too close in an attempt to cut at the ape-man's head, with the result that an instant later his corpse lay with the neck broken upon the body of the lion.
I concluded I must have put it in my mouth and swallowed it inadvertently.
"I'm going to wish you good night; and I'll add the hope that the machine which you inadvertently left in action will have her gloves on the next time you think it needful to stop her."
For the quick and active Uncas soon found the impression of a foot on a bunch of moss, where it would seem an Indian had inadvertently trodden.