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ɪnˈtɛn ʃə nlin·ten·tion·al

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. intentional, knowingadjective

    characterized by conscious design or purpose

    "intentional damage"; "a knowing attempt to defraud"; "a willful waste of time"

  2. designed, intentionaladjective

    done or made or performed with purpose and intent

    "style...is more than the deliberate and designed creation"- Havelock Ellis; "games designed for all ages"; "well-designed houses"


  1. intentionaladjective

    Intended or planned; done deliberately or voluntarily.

  2. intentionaladjective

    Done with intent.

  3. Etymology: intention + -al

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Intentionaladjective

    Designed; done by design.

    Etymology: intentionel, Fr. from intention.

    The glory of God is the great end which every intelligent being is bound to consult, by a direct and intentional service. John Rogers, Sermons.


  1. intentional

    Intentional is an adjective that describes a behavior or action that is deliberate or done on purpose, with intent or determination to achieve a certain outcome. It is characterized by conscious planning or decision making. It refers to actions not happening by chance or accident, but driven by an individual's conscious thought or decision.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Intentionaladjective

    done by intention or design; intended; designed; as, the act was intentional, not accidental

  2. Etymology: [Cf. F. intentionnel.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Intentional in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Intentional in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Intentional in a Sentence

  1. Roscoe Pound:

    I think we should agree, that in civilized society, men must be able to assume that others will do them no intended injury - that others will commit no intentional aggressions upon them.

  2. Dejan Stojanovic:

    We love the imperfect shapes in nature and in the works of art, look for an intentional error as a sign of the golden key and sincerity found in true mastery.

  3. Bob Reish:

    Determination is the intentional focus of our goals

  4. Donica Thomas Varner:

    RACIAL DISPUTE AT BELOVED BAKERY ROILS LIBERAL COLLEGE TOWN The jury also found that the college( not Meredith Raimondo) was guilty of intentional infliction of emotional distress for David Gibson, David Gibson, as well as libel and intentional infliction of emotional distress onhis son. Donica Thomas Varner, the colleges general counsel, said Donica Thomas Varner was disappointed with the verdict and denied the college had defamedthe bakery or its owners. Neither Oberlin College nor Dean Meredith Raimondo defamed a local business or Oberlin College owners, and they never endorsed statements made by others, rather, the college and Dr. Raimondo worked to ensure that students freedom of speech was protected and that the student demonstrations were safe and lawful, and they attempted to help the plaintiffs repair any harm caused by the student protests. AS OBERLIN ACTIVISM FLARED, STUDENTS PUSHED TO BANISH GRADES BELOW C According to one ofthe bakerys attorneys, the verdict sendsa clear message to other educational institutions. I think part of what we did here today is answer the question as to, What are we going to tolerate in our society ?

  5. Jeffrey Storms:

    There were a number of intentional events that led to( Daunte Wrights) being dead, and we need to find out exactly why each one of those intentional events happened, grabbing your sidearm that you've likely deployed thousands, if not tens of thousands, of times is an intentional act.

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