Definition of intentional adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ɪnˈtenʃənl//
; NAmE NAmE//ɪnˈtenʃənl//
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done deliberately synonym deliberate, intended I'm sorry I left you off the list—it wasn't intentional. an intentional act of cruelty It is difficult to prove whether their actions were negligent or intentional. She felt she was a victim of intentional discrimination. opposite unintentional Word Originmid 16th cent. (in the sense ‘existing only in intention’): from French intentionnel or medieval Latin intentionalis, from Latin intentio(n-), from intendere ‘intend, extend, direct’, from in- ‘towards’ + tendere ‘stretch, tend’.Word Familyintend verbintended adjective (unintended)intention nounintentional adjective (unintentional)intentionally adverb (unintentionally)
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