- done with intention or on purpose; intended: an intentional insult.
- of or relating to intention or purpose.
- pertaining to an appearance, phenomenon, or representation in the mind; phenomenal; representational.
- pertaining to the capacity of the mind to refer to an existent or nonexistent object.
- pointing beyond itself, as consciousness or a sign.
Origin of intentional
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Examples from the Web for intentionally
“Lying is intentionally, intentionally misleading someone, all right,” he told Newsmax.After Torture Report, Our Moral Authority As a Nation Is Gone
December 11, 2014
The marketing for the film was designed to intentionally mislead viewers into believing that it was based on a true story.Here’s Why Your Favorite Horror Movies Are So Left-Wing
October 31, 2014
We have intentionally kept Pomplamoose very light and fun.Viral Video Pioneers: How Pomplamoose is Turning YouTube Stardom Into a Sustainable Profession
October 27, 2014
That a few white and Western-trained doctors have intentionally used disease to harm Africans in the past.The Fear That Killed Eight Ebola Workers
September 20, 2014
There are people who intentionally stoke the flames of hate against our community.13 Years After 9/11, Anti-Muslim Bigotry Is Worse Than Ever
September 11, 2014
With this object in view the wording is intentionally plain and non-technical.Flying Machines
W.J. Jackman and Thos. H. Russell
I do not suppose, my dear, that you intentionally told an untruth; it was an exaggeration.Quaint Courtships
But now, let us reason with the unjust, who is not intentionally in error.
Come, now, and let us gently reason with the unjust, who is not intentionally in error.
But when Odysseus speaks falsely he is voluntarily and intentionally false.Lesser Hippias
- performed by or expressing intention; deliberate
- of or relating to intention or purpose
- of or relating to the capacity of the mind to refer to different kinds of objects
- (of an object) existing only as the object of some mental attitude rather than in reality, as a unicorn in she hopes to meet a unicornSee also intensional
Word Origin and History for intentionally
1520s, from Medieval Latin intentionalis, from intentionem (see intention). Intentional fallacy recorded from 1946. Related: Intentionality.