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intentional

Syllabification: in·ten·tion·al
Pronunciation: /inˈten(t)SH(ə)n(ə)l
 
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Definition of intentional in English:

adjective

Done on purpose; deliberate: intentional wrongdoing and harm
More example sentences
  • Baker runs at and strikes an opponent in what appears to be a deliberate and intentional act.
  • He emphasises that the statutory offence requires a deliberate intentional act.
  • It is both intentional and conscious and unintentional and unconscious.
Synonyms
deliberate, calculated, conscious, intended, planned, meant, studied, knowing, willful, purposeful, purposive, done on purpose, premeditated, preplanned, preconceived
rare witting

Origin

mid 16th century (in the sense 'existing only in intention'): from French intentionnel or medieval Latin intentionalis, from Latin intentio(n-), from intendere (see intend).

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