Inadvertent
Inadvertent In`ad*vert"ent, a. [Cf. F. inadvertant. See 2d {In-}, and {Advert}.] Not turning the mind to a matter; heedless; careless; negligent; inattentive. [1913 Webster]

An inadvertent step may crush the snail That crawls at evening in the public path. --Cowper. -- {In`ad*vert"ent*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]


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  • inadvertent — I adjective accidental, blind, careless, disregardful, heedless, Imprudens, inattentive, neglectful, negligent, oblivious, regardless, thoughtless, undesigned, undiscerning, unheedful, unheeding, unintended, unintentional, unmeant, unmindful,… …   Law dictionary

  • inadvertent — (adj.) 1650s, back formation from INADVERTENCE (Cf. inadvertence) …   Etymology dictionary

  • inadvertent — heedless, *careless, thoughtless Contrasted words: conscious, *aware, cognizant, alive, awake: *deliberate, advised, designed, studied: *voluntary, intentional …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • inadvertent — [adj] accidental careless, chance, feckless, heedless, irreflective, negligent, not on purpose, reckless, thoughtless, uncaring, unconcerned, undesigned, undevised, unheeding, unintended, unintentional, unmindful, unplanned, unpremeditated,… …   New thesaurus

  • inadvertent — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not resulting from or achieved through deliberate planning. DERIVATIVES inadvertence noun inadvertently adverb. ORIGIN from IN (Cf. ↑in ) + Latin advertere turn the mind to …   English terms dictionary

  • inadvertent — [in΄ad vʉrt′ nt, in΄ədvʉrt′ nt] adj. [prob. back form. < INADVERTENCE] 1. not attentive or observant; heedless 2. due to oversight; unintentional inadvertently adv …   English World dictionary

  • inadvertent — [[t]ɪ̱nədvɜ͟ː(r)tənt[/t]] ADJ An inadvertent action is one that you do without realizing what you are doing. The government has said it was an inadvertent error. Syn: unintentional Ant: deliberate Derived words: inadvertently ADV ADV with …   English dictionary

  • inadvertent — adjective Etymology: back formation from inadvertence Date: 1653 1. not focusing the mind on a matter ; inattentive 2. unintentional < an inadvertent omission > • inadvertently adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • inadvertent — inadvertently, adv. /in euhd verr tnt/, adj. 1. unintentional: an inadvertent insult. 2. not attentive; heedless. 3. of, pertaining to, or characterized by lack of attention. [1645 55; abstracted from INADVERTENCE, INADVERTENCY; see ENT] Syn. 2.… …   Universalium

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