What is another word for inadvertence?

306 synonyms found


[ ɪnɐdvˈɜːtəns], [ ɪnɐdvˈɜːtəns], [ ɪ_n_ɐ_d_v_ˈɜː_t_ə_n_s]

Inadvertence refers to the state or act of being careless, neglectful or unintentionally not paying attention to something important. There are various synonyms for the word "inadvertence," such as negligence, oversight, carelessness, inattention, neglect, thoughtlessness, and shortsightedness. These words generally describe the same concept of not being attentive or not giving due consideration to a particular matter. Other synonyms include absent-mindedness, forgetfulness, and inconsiderateness. The important thing to note is that all these words have a negative connotation, implying that the individual has shown a lack of responsibility and did not give necessary attention to the task at hand.

Related words: inattention, carelessness, unawareness, neglect, oversight, forgetting

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What are the hypernyms for Inadvertence?

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What are the hyponyms for Inadvertence?

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  • hyponyms for inadvertence (as nouns)

What are the opposite words for inadvertence?

Inadvertence means to do something unintentionally or accidentally. The opposite of this word are words like intention, purpose or consciousness. When we act with intention, we do everything on purpose and with a specific goal in mind. It is the antonym of the word inadvertent. Similarly, when we are conscious of something we are aware of it and mindful of it. Consciousness and awareness are the antonyms of inadvertence. To avoid mistakes and accidents, it's important to be attentive and conscious in everything we do, and this will be the opposite of being inadvertent.

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Usage examples for Inadvertence

Once or twice she called him Lionel, by way of pretty inadvertence.
"Prince Fortunatus"
William Black
Blaine, with an expression of sharp inquiry, had whirled around in his swivel chair to face his excited visitor, and as he did so, his hand, with seeming inadvertence, had for an instant come in contact with the under ledge of his desk-top.
"The Crevice"
William John Burns and Isabel Ostrander
And as at one time Stas and the lion, so now these two stood opposite each other-he, an enormity, resembling a house or a rock, and she a mite whom he could crush with one motion, not indeed in rage but through inadvertence.
"In Desert and Wilderness"
Henryk Sienkiewicz

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