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inadvertent

[in-uhd-vur-tnt]
adjective
1.
unintentional: an inadvertent insult.
2.
not attentive; heedless.
3.
of, pertaining to, or characterized by lack of attention.

Origin:
1645–55; abstracted from inadvertence, inadvertency; see -ent

inadvertently, adverb


2. inattentive. 3. thoughtless, careless, negligent.
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inadvertent (ˌɪnədˈvɜːtənt)
 
adj
1.  failing to act carefully or considerately; inattentive
2.  resulting from heedless action; unintentional
 
inad'vertently
 
adv

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inadvertent
1650s, ultimately from inadvertence (1560s), from Scholastic L. inadvertentia, from in- "not" + advertentia, from L. advertere "to direct one's attention to," lit. "to turn toward" (see advertise).
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