Synonyms of intent in English:



  • he tried to divine his father's intent in asking the question
    aim, purpose, intention, objective, object, goal, target, end; design, plan, scheme; resolve, resolution, determination; wish, desire, ambition, idea, dream, aspiration, hope
  • Phrases

    to all intents and purposes

    to all intents and purposes a newborn human baby is helpless
    [Antonyms] fully, by no means
    in effecteffectivelyin essenceessentiallyvirtuallypracticallyin practical termsfor all practical purposesin all important respectsmore or lessjust aboutall butas good asin all but nameas near as dammitalmostnearlyverging onbordering onwell nighnigh onSouth Africanplus-minus informalpretty muchpretty nearlypretty well


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  • 1 he was intent on proving his point
    [Antonyms] half-hearted, reluctant
  • 2 she had an intent look on her face
    attentive, absorbed, engrossed, fascinated, enthralled, enrapt, rapt, focused, earnest, concentrated, concentrating, intense, studious, fixed, steady, steadfast, occupied, preoccupied, wrapped up, alert, watchful, observant
    [Antonyms] vacant
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