Tuesday, 19th February 2008 : Today's Word is ...
( Adjective )
Pronunciation : ìnnad-vúrt'-nt
1. Marked by unintentional lack of care
2. Done unintentionally or without thinking
3. Failing to pay enough attention or take enough care
4. Occurring unexpectedly
15th century - Via Old French advertir - notice - Latin advertere - turn toward - vertere - to turn
undesigned, undevised, unintended, unintentional, unmeant, unplanned, unwitting,accidental, careless, involuntary, accidental
Aaccidental stresses chance. Fortuitous so strongly suggests chance that it often connotes absence of cause.
advertent, attentive, deliberate, intentional, planned
• Some professional sports stars serve as inadvertent role models for young people.
• An autobiography, when confronted by a careful editor with documentary evidence, is usually found to be full of obviously inadvertent errors.an inadvertent insult
• His remarks were nothing, but an inadvertent insult
• inadvertently : Adverb
• inadvertence : Noun
• advertent : Adjective
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