Incidentally vs Inadvertently - What's the difference?

incidentally | inadvertently |


As adverbs the difference between incidentally and inadvertently

is that incidentally is (manner) in an incidental manner; not of central or critical importance while inadvertently is unintentionally, because of an oversight.

incidentally

English

Adverb

(en adverb)
  • (manner) In an incidental manner; not of central or critical importance.
  • The book discussed the subject, but only incidentally .
  • By chance; in an unplanned way.
  • (speech act, conjunctive) Parenthetically, by the way.
  • Incidentally , did you hear anything new from your brother yesterday?

    Synonyms

    apropos, as a matter of fact, by the way

    Antonyms

    * (in an incidental manner) inevitably, certainly

    inadvertently

    English

    Adverb

    (-)
  • 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.
    Antonyms
    * advertently * advert