inadvertent


in·ad·ver·tent

adjective \-tənt\

: not intended or planned

Full Definition of INADVERTENT

1
:  not focusing the mind on a matter :  inattentive
2
:  unintentional <an inadvertent omission>
in·ad·ver·tent·ly adverb

Examples of INADVERTENT

  1. <an inadvertent encounter with a rattlesnake in the brush>

Origin of INADVERTENT

back-formation from inadvertence
First Known Use: 1653

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