inadvertent

[ in-uhd-vur-tnt ]SEE DEFINITION OF inadvertent
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR INADVERTENT

But I hope you will believe me when I assure you it was inadvertent.

No doubt Mr. Churchill's failure to mention shippers was inadvertent.

They all had their origin in some inadvertent remark regarding the Hall.

Here an inadvertent confession of the growing affection he felt for her.

A few corrections have been made where inadvertent typographical errors were suspected.

He wished he had not been so inadvertent as to take his customary chair in the chapel.

He might go north, and knock over some casual Pawnee or inadvertent Sioux.

His inadvertent use of my name, which had not been mentioned there, gave him away.

He spoke rapidly but he could not distract her attention from his inadvertent admission.

Her nerves were in such a state of tension that an inadvertent word might put her into a furious rage.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, back-formation from inadvertence.

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