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inadvertent

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adjective in·ad·ver·tent \-tənt\

Simple Definition of inadvertent

  • : not intended or planned

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of inadvertent

  1. 1 :  not focusing the mind on a matter :  inattentive

  2. 2 :  unintentional <an inadvertent omission>

inadvertently

adverb

Examples of inadvertent in a sentence

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



Origin and Etymology of inadvertent

back-formation from inadvertence


First Known Use: 1653


INADVERTENT Defined for Kids

inadvertent

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adjective in·ad·ver·tent \ˌi-nəd-ˈvər-tənt\

Definition of inadvertent for Students

  1. :  not intended or deliberate :  accidental <an inadvertent mistake>

inadvertently

adverb




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