Incidentally vs Inadvertently - What's the difference?
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.
(manner) In an incidental manner; not of central or critical importance.
By chance; in an unplanned way.
(speech act, conjunctive) Parenthetically, by the way.
- The book discussed the subject, but only incidentally .
- Incidentally , did you hear anything new from your brother yesterday?
apropos, as a matter of fact, by the way
* (in an incidental manner) inevitably, certainly
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.