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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unwittingly, inadvertently, unknowinglyadverb

    without knowledge or intention

    "he unwittingly deleted the references"


  1. inadvertentlyadverb

    Unintentionally, because of an oversight.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Inadvertentlyadverb

    Carelesly; negligently.

    Etymology: from inadvertent.

    Aristotle mentions Telegonus as the son of Circe and Ulysses, who afterwards slew his father with the bone of a fish inadvertently. William Broome, Notes on the Odyssey.

    Worthy persons, if inadvertently drawn into a deviation, will endeavour instantly to recover their lost ground. Clarissa.


  1. inadvertently

    Inadvertently is an adverb that means without intention; accidentally. It signifies an action that was not planned or intended, often with unforeseen results.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of inadvertently in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of inadvertently in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of inadvertently in a Sentence

  1. Air Force Secretary Deborah James:

    The question is, would (Delta 4) be cost effective. If it’s not, then I fear that we would inadvertently be trading one monopoly situation for another, and I don’t think that’s the intent of anyone in Congress.

  2. Candy Carson:

    I attempted to appropriately cite and acknowledge all sources in `America the Beautiful,' but inadvertently missed some, i apologize, and I am working with my editors to rectify the situation.

  3. Phocion, from Plutarch, Apothegms:

    Have I inadvertently said some evil thing?

  4. President Barack Obama:

    As president and as Commdander-in-Chief, I take full responsibility for all our counterterrorism operations including the one that inadvertently took the lives of Warren and Giovanni.

  5. Wayne Fromm:

    It's prudent to limit its use because, even inadvertently, it could cause a problem, we have to roll with the punches.

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