Definition of intentional in English:

intentional

adjective

  • Done on purpose; deliberate.

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