inadvertent | inadvertently


1. accidental or done without realizing






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an inadvertent error

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Something 'inadvertent' is a result which occurred accidentally or without deliberate intent. This is an adjective used in professional and social contexts, usually in reference to an effect of another action. Similar adjectives include 'unintentional', 'unplanned', and 'accidental'.

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  1. Robert said that he never meant to leave the front door unlocked, it was simply an inadvertent error on his part.
  2. I inadvertently forgot to send your sister an invite to dinner. I hope she will forgive me.

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  1. The politician insisted that the release of the document was done inadvertently rather than to deliberately undermine his opponent in the election race. Few believed his explanation.

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  1.  Sarah did not make it to the meeting because she inadvertently deleted the email telling her that it had been put forward an hour. It was an honest mistake.
  2. We inadvertently sent an email that was not meant to be shared and broke a confidentiality agreement.

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