Synonyms of intent in English:

intent


See definition of intent

noun

1‘he tried to divine his father's intent in asking the question’

SYNONYMS

aim, purpose, intention, objective, object, goal, target, end

design, plan, scheme

resolve, resolution, determination

wish, desire, ambition, idea, dream, aspiration, hope


adjective

1‘he was intent on proving his point’

SYNONYMS

bent, set, determined, insistent, fixed, resolved, hell-bent, keen

firm about, committed to

single-minded about, inflexible about, obsessive about, obsessed with, fanatical about, fixated on

determined to, resolved to, anxious to, impatient to

ANTONYMS

half-hearted, reluctant

2‘she had an intent look on her face’

SYNONYMS

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


Phrases

    to all intents and purposes

      ‘to all intents and purposes a newborn human baby is helpless’

      SYNONYMS

      in effect, effectively, in essence, essentially, virtually, practically, in practical terms, for all practical purposes, in all important respects

      more or less, just about, all but, as good as, in all but name, as near as dammit

      almost, nearly, verging on, bordering on, well nigh, nigh on

      South African

      plus-minus

      informal

      pretty much, pretty nearly, pretty well

      ANTONYMS

      fully, by no means