In`ad*vert"ent (?), a. [Cf. F. inadvertant. See 2d In-, and Advert.]

Not turning the mind to a matter; heedless; careless; negligent; inattentive.

An inadvertent step may crush the snail That crawls at evening in the public path. Cowper.

-- In`ad*vert"ent*ly, adv.

 

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