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synonyms for inadvertent

  • careless
  • reckless
  • unintended
  • unintentional
  • unwitting
  • chance
  • feckless
  • heedless
  • irreflective
  • negligent
  • not on purpose
  • thoughtless
  • uncaring
  • unconcerned
  • undesigned
  • undevised
  • unheeding
  • unmindful
  • unplanned
  • unpremeditated
  • unthinking
  • unthought
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antonyms for inadvertent

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  • careful
  • cautious
  • intentional
  • advertent
  • attentive
  • deliberate
  • planned
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How to use inadvertent in a sentence

A Building Trades board member, in a statement to Voice of San Diego, said the payments stemmed from an inadvertent wage calculation error in 2017, and that Lemmon’s retirement decision was made independent of the discovery.
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Some ambient noise comes through, but it isn’t exactly enough to turn you into an inadvertent spy.
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It is more productive to solve the problem, which may well have been inadvertent, than to worry about the omission.
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It was only revealed after what appeared to be an inadvertent slip of the tongue from a fellow board member.
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As you learned to read, probably as a child, your brain reorganized itself to better accommodate your efforts, which had both functional and inadvertent consequences for your mind.
MARTIN LUTHER REWIRED YOUR BRAIN - ISSUE 96: REWIREDJOSEPH HENRICHFEBRUARY 17, 2021NAUTILUS
The indignation of our essayist is without doubt most powerfully aroused at the inadvertent use that was made of the sacred name.
A CURSORY HISTORY OF SWEARINGJULIAN SHARMAN
He spoke rapidly but he could not distract her attention from his inadvertent admission.
ROMANCE OF ROMAN VILLASELIZABETH W. (ELIZBETH WILLIAMS) CHAMPNEY
And had his inadvertent shutting off of Sulphur Spring's supply of water stopped their illicit activities?
THE HERITAGE OF THE HILLSARTHUR P. HANKINS
Do not forget that I live at the edge of a precipice; an inadvertent footstep, and I crash down to the bottom, to lie mangled.
TANTEANNE DOUGLAS SEDGWICK
She liked and even cultivated with daring the inadvertent turns in a day's affairs.
THE LITTLE BROWN JUG AT KILDAREMEREDITH NICHOLSON
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WORDS RELATED TO INADVERTENT

  • adventitious
  • casual
  • chance
  • coincidental
  • contingent
  • fluky
  • fortuitous
  • inadvertent
  • incidental
  • random
  • uncalculated
  • unexpected
  • unforeseen
  • unintended
  • unintentional
  • unplanned
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