a. not intentional; not on purpose; careless; negligent; inattentive
However, articles appearing may contain inadvertent errors that will be corrected in the final editing and publication of this journal.
In his apology, Mr. Williams said that he had been on a different helicopter, behind the one that had sustained fire, and that he had inadvertently “conflated” the two.
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Pierre was still afraid that this officer might inadvertently say something disconcerting to himself.
War and Peace(V1) By Leo Tolstoy Context
She was extremely gracious to Peggotty, except when I inadvertently called her by that name; and, strange as I knew she felt in London, appeared quite at home.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens Context
As I understand it, you are not really sorry for marrying Frank and bullying him and inadvertently causing his death.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
Venn appeared confused; and Thomasin, seeing how inadvertently she had spoken to a man who might possibly have tender feelings for her still, blushed a little.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy Context
For the quick and active Uncas soon found the impression of a foot on a bunch of moss, where it would seem an Indian had inadvertently trodden.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper Context
Or if ever this were done by inadvertency, or by way of experiment, there forthwith resulted such disorder and danger, that the city at once retraced its steps and reverted to the true path.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context