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Wordnet 3.0


1. happening by chance or unexpectedly or unintentionally ;
- Example: "with an inadvertent gesture she swept the vase off the table"
- Example: "accidental poisoning"
- Example: "an accidental shooting"
[syn: accidental, inadvertent]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Inadvertent \In`ad*vert"ent\, a. [Cf. F. inadvertant. See 2d In-, and Advert.] Not turning the mind to a matter; heedless; careless; negligent; inattentive. [1913 Webster] An inadvertent step may crush the snail That crawls at evening in the public path. --Cowper. -- In`ad*vert"ent*ly, adv. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

inadvertent adj 1: happening by chance or unexpectedly or unintentionally ; "with an inadvertent gesture she swept the vase off the table"; "accidental poisoning"; "an accidental shooting" [syn: accidental, inadvertent]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

89 Moby Thesaurus words for "inadvertent": arbitrary, automatic, capricious, careless, casual, culpably negligent, derelict, disregardant, disregardful, distracted, distrait, feckless, gut, heedless, ill-advised, ill-considered, ill-devised, inattentive, inconsiderate, incurious, indeliberate, indifferent, inobservant, involuntary, laissez-faire, lax, loose, neglectful, neglecting, negligent, noninterfering, nonrestrictive, off-guard, overly permissive, permissive, procrastinating, reasonless, reflex, reflexive, regardless, relaxed, remiss, scamping, skimping, slack, slighting, slurring, snap, spontaneous, thoughtless, unadvised, uncalculated, uncalculating, uncaring, uncircumspect, unconscious, unconsidered, undeliberate, undeliberated, undesigned, undevised, unguarded, unheedful, unheeding, unintended, unintentional, unmarking, unmeditated, unmindful, unnoticing, unnoting, unobservant, unobserving, unplanned, unpremeditated, unpurposed, unreasoning, unreflecting, unreflective, unremarking, unrigorous, unstudied, unthinking, unthought, unthoughtful, unwary, unwatchful, unwilled, wrecking