inadvertently, adv.
/in'euhd verr"tnt/, adj.
1. unintentional: an inadvertent insult.
2. not attentive; heedless.
3. of, pertaining to, or characterized by lack of attention.
[1645-55; abstracted from INADVERTENCE, INADVERTENCY; see -ENT]
Syn. 2. inattentive. 3. thoughtless, careless, negligent.

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