Definition of intentional in English:

intentional

adjective

  • Done on purpose; deliberate.

    ‘intentional wrongdoing and harm’
    • ‘It seems to me to be wholly immaterial whether the failure to register was intentional or not.’
    • ‘It is both intentional and conscious and unintentional and unconscious.’
    • ‘I think he's the subtle comic relief, but I can't figure out if that's intentional.’
    • ‘I assure you that the missing direct reference was certainly not intentional, more an oversight.’
    • ‘If this is intentional I applaud the ambitious experiment, but that doesn't undo its failure.’
    • ‘Hard to tell sometimes if such displays are intentional or just because pants don't fit properly anymore.’
    • ‘Is this indeed a simple error in memory, or is it rather an intentional disregard of the Palmer's absence in the cave?’
    • ‘The Israeli army promised an investigation but said her death was not intentional.’
    • ‘Even Max cracks a joke about how little people have showed up, so I guess that was intentional.’
    • ‘Perhaps it's intentional, but it is the cause of the large amount of confusion felt when watching these films.’
    • ‘Three Bradford men charged with racially aggravated intentional harassment are yet to be tried in court.’
    • ‘At line 25 he quite properly tells them that the act of violence must be intentional.’
    • ‘Baker runs at and strikes an opponent in what appears to be a deliberate and intentional act.’
    • ‘Perhaps it was not intentional, but it is no longer possible to come up with anything definitive.’
    • ‘However, he did accept that there were lots of people around and it may not have been intentional.’
    • ‘At the same time, the potential for errors and intentional misuse is considerable.’
    • ‘He emphasises that the statutory offence requires a deliberate intentional act.’
    • ‘This may well be intentional since this book has been classified for historical reading.’
    • ‘It is both accidental and intentional, and the pleasure comes from this tension.’
    • ‘He says it has to be an intentional act that has a high probability of resulting in death.’
    deliberate, calculated, conscious, done on purpose, intended, planned, meant, considered, studied, knowing, wilful, wanton, purposeful, purposive, purposed, premeditated, pre-planned, thought out in advance, prearranged, preconceived, predetermined
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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).

Pronunciation

intentional

/ɪnˈtɛnʃ(ə)n(ə)l/