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[ US /ˌɪnˈtɛnʃənəɫ/ ]
[ UK /ɪntˈɛnʃənə‍l/ ]
  1. characterized by conscious design or purpose
    a deliberate attempt to provoke a response
    a knowing act of fraud
    intentional damage
  2. done or made or performed with purpose and intent more than the deliberate and designed creation
    well-designed houses
    games designed for all ages
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How To Use intentional In A Sentence

  • On the taxes proposed she said, "Those concerned by our wish list's ` nanny state 'implications might helpfully redirect their focus to the many unseen measures intentionally adopted by the food industry to shape our behaviour … It seems that without our knowledge or consent we are subject to the pervasive' nannying 'activities of industry. THE MEDICAL NEWS
  • I'm personally offended both by the error on the Times website and by your association of me with what you call the intentional slander of US marines. Rightwing Spin That Haditha Massacre Never Occurred
  • That last post might have been a completely unintentional plagiarism of a song that I haven't heard for probably eighteen years.
  • So the theories are that perhaps somebody intentionally detonated this weapon in what's sometimes called fragging, an intentional effort to kill officers, and in this case, two officers. CNN Transcript Jun 10, 2005
  • The Crown case was that the lawful activity which they had intentionally disrupted was retail selling. Times, Sunday Times
  • I was the one who had convinced him to bring the bomb, even if it wasn't intentional.
  • Whether you overslept or had a flat tire, airlines often will waive such fees for passengers who unintentionally miss flights.
  • We have been talking about the intentionality of consciousness, the role of sensation in perception, and so on.
  • And then, I will consider shutting down discussions, by deleting, that I consider to be drawing the discussion offtrack, especially if I think this is being done intentionally. No more Feminism 101 here
  • I will not intentionally injure you or harm you in any long-lasting way.
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