- 1showing strong interest and attention an intent gaze/look His eyes were suddenly intent. His face filled with an intent curiosity.
- 2(formal) determined to do something, especially something that will harm other people intent on/upon something They were intent on murder. intent on/upon doing something Are you intent upon destroying my reputation?
- 3intent on/upon something giving all your attention to something I was so intent on my work that I didn't notice the time. The bright brown eyes were intent on Marie.
- adverb She looked at him intently. I listened intently to what she had to say.
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