Inadvertency
Inadvertence In`ad*vert"ence; pl. {-ces}, Inadvertency In`ad*vert"en*cy; pl. {-cies}, n. [Cf. F. inadvertance.] [1913 Webster] 1. The quality of being inadvertent; lack of heedfulness or attentiveness; inattention; negligence; as, many mistakes proceed from inadvertence. [1913 Webster]

Inadvertency, or lack of attendance to the sense and intention of our prayers. --Jer. Taylor. [1913 Webster]

2. An effect of inattention; a result of carelessness; an oversight, mistake, or fault from negligence. [1913 Webster]

The productions of a great genius, with many lapses an inadvertencies, are infinitely preferable to works of an inferior kind of author which are scrupulously exact. --Addison.

Syn: Inattention; heedlessness; carelessness; negligence; thoughtlessness. See {Inattention}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • inadvertency — I noun carelessness, dereliction, disregard, inattention, inattentiveness, indifference, laxity, miscue, mistake, neglect, negligence, nonobservance, omission, oversight, thoughtlessness, unmindfulness II index inconsideration, laxity, miscue,… …   Law dictionary

  • inadvertency — noun (plural cies) Date: 1592 inadvertence …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • inadvertency — /in euhd verr tn see/, n., pl. inadvertencies. inadvertence. [1585 95; < ML inadvertentia, equiv. to L in IN 3 + advert turn to (see ADVERT1) + entia ENCY] * * * …   Universalium

  • inadvertency — noun inadvertence or heedlessness …   Wiktionary

  • inadvertency — n. carelessness, negligence, heedlessness; inattention, neglect …   English contemporary dictionary

  • inadvertency — n. See inadvertence …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • inadvertency — in·ad·ver·ten·cy …   English syllables

  • inadvertency — in•ad•vert•en•cy [[t]ˌɪn ədˈvɜr tn si[/t]] n. pl. cies inadvertence …   From formal English to slang

  • inadvertency — /ɪnədˈvɜtnsi/ (say inuhd vertnsee) noun (plural inadvertencies) → inadvertence …   Australian English dictionary

  • inadvertency — noun the trait of forgetting or ignoring your responsibilities • Syn: ↑unmindfulness, ↑heedlessness, ↑inadvertence • Ant: ↑heedfulness (for: ↑heedlessness), ↑mindfulness …   Useful english dictionary

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