from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The characteristic of being unintentional; a thing for which there was no intent.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The character of being unintentional; absence of design or purpose.
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And no unintentionality either: he didn't stumble into the invasion of Russia in 1941, his biggest blunder -- he had long planned it.
Because the significance of an offense is dependent on whether or not the act was intentional, and because so many different kinds of intentionality and unintentionality exist, we can see that an offense as such tells us very little about the offender.
At the other extreme, that of complete unintentionality, is the delict of the individual perceived as having an organic brain injury: his offense is not controllable by him, sometimes he cannot and hence does not appreciate its significance, and he may not be amenable to correction.
They also assert that the college and, especially, Cristle Collins Judd, the dean for academic affairs, were so unhappy with his views that they aggressively pursued action against him even after he admitted having made errors -- ignoring evidence of unintentionality that should have scuttled the charges.
But then you read this example of pleading malice down to unintentionality: “‘Although I didn’t intend to offend anyone, obviously I did.