unintentional

adjective un·in·ten·tion·al \ ˌən-in-ˈtench-nəl , -ˈten(t)-shə-nᵊl \
Updated on: 13 Dec 2017

Definition of unintentional

: not done by intention or design : not intentional
  • an unintentional effect
  • causing unintentional harm/offense

unintentionally

adverb
    • an unintentionally offensive remark

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First Known Use of unintentional

1782


UNINTENTIONAL Defined for Kids

unintentional

adjective un·in·ten·tion·al \ ˌən-in-ˈten-shə-nᵊl \

Definition of unintentional for Students

: not done on purpose : not intentional
  • an unintentional error

unintentionally

adverb
  • Her remarks unintentionally hurt my feelings.


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