Inadvertently vs Deliberate - What's the difference?

inadvertently | deliberate |

As an adverb inadvertently

is unintentionally, because of an oversight.

As an adjective deliberate is

done on purpose; intentional.

As a verb deliberate is

to consider carefully.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




  • unintentionally, because of an oversight
  • * 2013 , Chris Bevan, " Borussia Dortmund 0-1 Arsenal", BBC Sport , 6 November 2013:
  • Neven Subotic hooked a volley wide after Ramsey inadvertently headed a Reus free-kick back into the danger zone, and Blaszczykowski was also off target when he met Kevin Grosskreutz's cross.
    * advertently * advert




    (en adjective)
  • Done on purpose; intentional.
  • Tripping me was deliberate action.
  • Of a person, weighing facts and arguments with a view to a choice or decision; carefully considering the probable consequences of a step; circumspect; slow in determining.
  • The jury took eight hours to come to its deliberate verdict.
  • Formed with deliberation; well-advised; carefully considered; not sudden or rash.
  • a deliberate''' opinion; a '''deliberate measure or result
  • * Shakespeare
  • settled visage and deliberate word
  • Not hasty or sudden; slow.
  • * W. Wirt
  • His enunciation was so deliberate .


    * (intentional) unwitting


  • To consider carefully.
  • It is now time for the jury to deliberate the guilt of the defendant.