unintentional Definition

  • 1not done on purpose; not intentional
  • 2not deliberate or planned

Using unintentional: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "unintentional" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The damage was unintentional and will be repaired.

  • Example

    He made an unintentional mistake in his calculations.

  • Example

    She gave an unintentional offense to her colleague.

unintentional Synonyms and Antonyms

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Summary: unintentional in Brief

The term 'unintentional' [ˌʌnɪnˈtɛnʃ(ə)n(ə)l] refers to actions or events that are not done on purpose, but rather happen by accident or without planning. It is often used to describe mistakes or offenses that were not intended, as in 'The damage was unintentional and will be repaired.' 'Unintentional' is the opposite of 'intentional' or 'deliberate.'

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