inadvertence

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French inadvertance

Noun[edit]

inadvertence (countable and uncountable, plural inadvertences)

  1. The state or quality of being inadvertent; inadvertency; heedlessness; carelessness; negligence.
    Many mistakes proceed from inadvertence.
    Inadvertency, or want of attendance to the sense and intention of our prayers. — Jeremy Taylor.
  2. An effect or result of inattention; an oversight or mistake from negligence.