Inadvertent and Intentional


Inadvertent adjective - Happening by chance.
Usage example: an inadvertent encounter with a rattlesnake in the brush

Intentional is an antonym for inadvertent in topics: involuntary, accidental.


Intentional adjective - Made, given, or done with full awareness of what one is doing.
Usage example: I'm fairly sure that your “accidental” cutting down of my rosebush was really intentional

Inadvertent is an antonym for intentional in deliberate topic.

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