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Without intention; accidentally:‘his name had been inadvertently omitted from the list’
accidentally, by accident, unintentionally, unwittinglyunawares, without noticing, in all innocenceby mistake, mistakenlyView synonyms
- ‘Many if not most of the arsonists appeared to have started big fires inadvertently with small fires.’
- ‘Sadly, we tried to usher the creature out the window, but ended up hitting it inadvertently.’
- ‘In trying to get something he had inadvertently given something away.’
- ‘To avoid being billed twice inadvertently, don't press any button more than once.’
- ‘A monarchy which strives to avoid political controversy now finds itself inadvertently at the heart of it.’
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