Definition of inadvertently adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

inadvertently

 adverb
adverb
BrE BrE//ˌɪnədˈvɜːtəntli//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌɪnədˈvɜːrtəntli//
 
 
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by accident; without intending to synonym unintentionally We had inadvertently left without paying the bill. Word Origin mid 17th cent. (earlier (late Middle English) as inadvertence): from in- ‘not’ + Latin advertent- ‘turning the mind to’ (from the verb advertere) + -ly.
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