Definition of inadvertence:
neglectfulness, slackness, superintendence, failure, remissness, unmindfulness, supervision, inattentiveness, disrespect, slight, oversight, mindlessness, omission, default, neglect, heedlessness, supervising, inadvertency, scorn, rashness.
inattention (part of speech: noun)
- lack of interest,
- "The Story of the Heavens", Robert Stawell Ball.
- "Openings in the Old Trail", Bret Harte.
This was all that Mr. Chamberlain could get from the admiral; but the officer of the deck, whose name I did not learn, had no hesitation in explaining fully to us the nature of the " trouble" that would ensue if, through design or inadvertence, a newspaper despatch- boat should get within five miles of the fleet at night.- "Campaigning in Cuba", George Kennan.