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Definition of "inadvertent" []

  • Not duly attentive. (adjective)
  • Marked by unintentional lack of care. See Synonyms at careless. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "inadvertent" in a sentence
  • ""In times of organizational change or chaos, we're much more likely to see those kinds of leaks -- what I call inadvertent disclosures," Dartmouth College management professor Eric Johnson says."
  • "After Obama nominated him to lead the TSA, Southers gave one account of the incident in a sworn congressional affidavit on Oct. 22, but four weeks later he apologized for what he described as inadvertent inconsistencies in his recollection."
  • "This suggests the existence of another source of long-term inadvertent and unintentional hormonal exposure common among men and women to support a common etiology between prostate and breast cancer."