from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Not deliberate or intentional; inadvertent: an unintentional pun.
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- adj. Not intended or deliberate; inadvertent; unwitting
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not intentional; not designed; done or happening without design.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. without deliberate intent
- adj. not done with purpose or intent
In an announcement, the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces said it regretted what it called "unintentional confrontations between the military police and the youth of the revolution."
It is a terrible tragedy that fear of being racist actually results in unintentional discrimination. on February 10, 2010 at 6: 05 pm Twining
But the original headline shows how omitting that can result in unintentional absurdity.
Add this to the long list of examples of IOKIYAR and right-wing studies in unintentional irony.
Males are almost three times as likely to die from “accidents and adverse effects” another term for unintentional injuries; see Table 4-8 than are females.
The very term unintentional eugenics is an oxymoron, and your assertion that these pumps that help remove harmful chemicals offers no survival advantage is fundamentally wrong.
I would argue that McGann’s and Viscomi’s positions are not mutually exclusive: Blake’s method of production probably resulted in unintentional variations, and Blake might have changed, for example, the order of plates in a copy of a poem on purpose.
If they are unintentional, which is most often the case, it is difficult to find a remedy.
Collateral damage (in my opinion) is better defined as the unintentional murder of innocent civilians in order to achieve the annihilation of an enemy target.
Human is prone to errors, mistakes or sins which can be identified as unintentional and intentional.
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