What is another word for inadvertently?

96 synonyms found


[ ɪnɐdvˈɜːtəntli], [ ɪnɐdvˈɜːtəntli], [ ɪ_n_ɐ_d_v_ˈɜː_t_ə_n_t_l_i]

Inadvertently means to do something without intending to or unintentionally. There are several synonyms for this word that can be used in written and spoken English, such as accidentally, unwittingly, unintentionally, carelessly, and thoughtlessly. Other synonyms for inadvertently include unknowingly, mistakenly, negligently, heedlessly, and unconsciously. However, the choice of the synonym depends on the context in which it is being used. Using an appropriate synonym for inadvertently helps to diversify your vocabulary and make your writing or conversation more interesting and engaging.

How to use "Inadvertently" in context?

I'm not sure what I was thinking when I decided to leave my car running in the parking lot of the store. I had only been there for a few minutes, and I really needed to get some milk. I had only parked my car for a minute when I noticed the tow truck backing up to my car. I quickly got out of the store and started to explain to the tow truck driver what had happened. I didn't even realize that my car had been towed until the driver told me. I was so embarrassed that I had left my car running, and I was sure that the tow truck driver was going to take me to jail.

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