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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ad-vur-tnt]
    • /ædˈvɜr tnt/
    • /ədvˈɜːtənt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ad-vur-tnt]
    • /ædˈvɜr tnt/

Definitions of advertent word

  • adjective advertent paying attention; heedful 3
  • adjective advertent attentive; heedful. 1
  • abbreviation ADVERTENT Attentive. 1
  • adjective advertent Not inadvertent; intentional. 0

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Origin of advertent

First appearance:

before 1665
One of the 47% oldest English words
1665-75; < Latin advertent- (stem of advertēns, present participle of advertere), equivalent to ad- ad- + vert- turn + -ent- -ent

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Parts of speech for Advertent


advertent popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 54% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 69% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

advertent usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for advertent

adj advertent

  • mindful — attentive, aware, or careful (usually followed by of): mindful of one's responsibilities.
  • discerning — showing good or outstanding judgment and understanding: a discerning critic of French poetry.
  • discriminating — to make or constitute a distinction in or between; differentiate: a mark that discriminates the original from the copy.
  • perceptive — having or showing keenness of insight, understanding, or intuition: a perceptive analysis of the problems involved.
  • vigilant — keenly watchful to detect danger; wary: a vigilant sentry.

adjective advertent

  • alert — If you are alert, you are paying full attention to things around you and are able to deal with anything that might happen.
  • observant — quick to notice or perceive; alert.

Antonyms for advertent

adj advertent

  • heedless — careless; thoughtless; unmindful: Heedless of the danger, he returned to the burning building to save his dog.
  • inattentive — not attentive; negligent.
  • unaware — not aware or conscious; unconscious: to be unaware of any change.
  • neglectful — characterized by neglect; disregardful; careless; negligent (often followed by of): neglectful of one's health.
  • negligent — guilty of or characterized by neglect, as of duty: negligent officials.

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