inadvertent

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Etymology[edit]

Back-formation from inadvertence and inadvertency.

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inadvertent (not comparable)

  1. Not intentional; not on purpose; not conscious.
    We check everything because an inadvertent error could be disastrous.
  2. (obsolete) Inattentive.
    • 1729, Joseph Addison, The Spectator (page 119)
      [] over-reach'd any innocent and inadvertent Man of his Purse.

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