inadvertent

  • 1 inadvertent — INADVERTÉNT, Ă, inadvertenţi, te, adj. Lipsit de atenţie; neatent, distrat. ♦ Care nu se potriveşte, nu corespunde; greşit. – Din fr. inadvertant. Trimis de valeriu, 21.07.2003. Sursa: DEX 98  inadvertént adj. m., pl. inadverténţi; f. sg.… …

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  • 2 Inadvertent — In ad*vert ent, a. [Cf. F. inadvertant. See 2d {In }, and {Advert}.] Not turning the mind to a matter; heedless; careless; negligent; inattentive. [1913 Webster] An inadvertent step may crush the snail That crawls at evening in the public path.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 inadvertent — I adjective accidental, blind, careless, disregardful, heedless, Imprudens, inattentive, neglectful, negligent, oblivious, regardless, thoughtless, undesigned, undiscerning, unheedful, unheeding, unintended, unintentional, unmeant, unmindful,… …

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  • 4 inadvertent — (adj.) 1650s, back formation from INADVERTENCE (Cf. inadvertence) …

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  • 5 inadvertent — heedless, *careless, thoughtless Contrasted words: conscious, *aware, cognizant, alive, awake: *deliberate, advised, designed, studied: *voluntary, intentional …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 inadvertent — [adj] accidental careless, chance, feckless, heedless, irreflective, negligent, not on purpose, reckless, thoughtless, uncaring, unconcerned, undesigned, undevised, unheeding, unintended, unintentional, unmindful, unplanned, unpremeditated,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 inadvertent — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not resulting from or achieved through deliberate planning. DERIVATIVES inadvertence noun inadvertently adverb. ORIGIN from IN (Cf. ↑in ) + Latin advertere turn the mind to …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 inadvertent — [in΄ad vʉrt′ nt, in΄ədvʉrt′ nt] adj. [prob. back form. < INADVERTENCE] 1. not attentive or observant; heedless 2. due to oversight; unintentional inadvertently adv …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 inadvertent — [[t]ɪ̱nədvɜ͟ː(r)tənt[/t]] ADJ An inadvertent action is one that you do without realizing what you are doing. The government has said it was an inadvertent error. Syn: unintentional Ant: deliberate Derived words: inadvertently ADV ADV with …

    English dictionary

  • 10 inadvertent — adjective Etymology: back formation from inadvertence Date: 1653 1. not focusing the mind on a matter ; inattentive 2. unintentional < an inadvertent omission > • inadvertently adverb …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 11 inadvertent — inadvertently, adv. /in euhd verr tnt/, adj. 1. unintentional: an inadvertent insult. 2. not attentive; heedless. 3. of, pertaining to, or characterized by lack of attention. [1645 55; abstracted from INADVERTENCE, INADVERTENCY; see ENT] Syn. 2.… …

    Universalium

  • 12 inadvertent — adjective not intentional; not on purpose; not conscious We check everything because an inadvertent error could be disastrous. See Also: advert, inadvertently, advertent …

    Wiktionary

  • 13 inadvertent — adjective an inadvertent omission Syn: unintentional, unintended, accidental, unpremeditated, unplanned, innocent, uncalculated, unconscious, unthinking, unwitting, involuntary; careless, negligent Ant: deliberate …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 14 inadvertent — in•ad•vert•ent [[t]ˌɪn ədˈvɜr tnt[/t]] adj. 1) unintentional: an inadvertent insult[/ex] 2) not attentive; heedless 3) of, pertaining to, or characterized by lack of attention • Etymology: 1645–55 in ad•vert′ent•ly, adv …

    From formal English to slang

  • 15 inadvertent — /ɪnədˈvɜtnt / (say inuhd vertnt) adjective 1. not attentive; heedless. 2. characterised by lack of attention, as actions, etc. 3. unintentional: an inadvertent insult. {in 3 + advertent} –inadvertently, adverb …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 16 inadvertent — Synonyms and related words: arbitrary, automatic, capricious, careless, casual, culpably negligent, derelict, disregardant, disregardful, distracted, distrait, feckless, gut, heedless, ill advised, ill considered, ill devised, inattentive,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17 inadvertent — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. unintentional, adventitious, accidental, chance;heedless, careless, regardless, thoughtless. See inattention. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1. [Careless] Syn. inattentive, heedless, negligent; see careless …

    English dictionary for students

  • 18 inadvertent —   …

    Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • 19 inadvertent — in·ad vert·ent || ‚ɪnÉ™d vÉœrtnt / vɜːt adj. negligent, careless, heedless; accidental; neglectful …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20 inadvertent — adjective not resulting from or achieved through deliberate planning. Derivatives inadvertence noun inadvertency noun inadvertently adverb Origin C17: from in 1 + L. advertent , advertere turn the mind to …

    English new terms dictionary