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adverb as in not done on purpose


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For this population, that’s unintentional overdose, he says.

Often disguised as compliments or pleasantries, and seemingly unintentional, they contain implicit bias and are rooted in a system of inequality and unfair advantages.

Carbon monoxide detectorsMore than 400 Americans die every year from unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning not linked to fires, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

While the affair was plainly an unintentional glitch, it was in another sense no mere accident, but a product of an industry dangerously out of touch with its users.

From Fortune

India’s coronavirus lockdown resulted in an unintentional 45-day prohibition.

From Quartz

This is unintentionally funny, though, because no one seems to have seen him walk in.

However unintentionally, the reaction was surely what Christie wanted.

But did he just unintentionally endorse mandatory vaccination?

Her third child came so fast that the birth was unintentionally “unassisted.”

If Dostoevsky unintentionally laid the philosophical groundwork upon which Putin now stands, then Tolstoy offers the solution.

Queeker stopped short and blushed violently, feeling that he had slightly, though unintentionally, committed himself.

Perhaps already unintentionally I have indicated the quality of the injustice our marriage did us both.

Her brown sombrero was tilted, perhaps unintentionally, a little to one side of her rather pert and independently carried head.

Still I thought I might, perhaps, unwittingly and unintentionally have neglected something.

It pitched correctly, broke (unintentionally) and buried itself in Pattie's skirt.

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On this page you'll find 16 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to unintentionally, such as: accidentally, inadvertently, involuntarily, incidentally, and unthinkingly.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.