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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.
    • 1712 October 8, Joseph Addison, The Spectator, number 504, page 119:
      The Sharpers about Town very ingeniously understood themselves to be the undesigning Part of Mankind what Foxes are to Lambs, and therefore used the Word Biting to express any Exploit wherein they had over-reach'd any innocent and inadvertent Man of his Purse.

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Romanian edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from French inadvertant.

Adjective edit

inadvertent m or n (feminine singular inadvertentă, masculine plural inadvertenți, feminine and neuter plural inadvertente)

  1. inadvertent

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