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intended

[in-ten-did] /ɪnˈtɛn dɪd/
adjective
1.
purposed; designed; intentional:
an intended snub.
2.
prospective:
one's intended wife.
noun
3.
Informal. the person one plans to marry; one's fiancé or fiancée.
Origin of intended
1570-1580
First recorded in 1570-80; intend + -ed2
Related forms
intendedly, adverb
intendedness, noun
quasi-intended, adjective
unintended, adjective
unintendedly, adverb
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  • She turned to say good-night to Cécile but spoiled her kiss with an unintended laugh.

    The Cavalier George Washington Cable
  • Do not think of one falsity as harmless, and another as slight, and another as unintended.

    Pearls of Thought Maturin M. Ballou
  • Which speech had the unintended effect of making Saurin more exasperated than ever.

    Dr. Jolliffe's Boys Lewis Hough
  • The youthful group was much diverted with this unintended exhibition.

    Camilla Fanny Burney
  • The officer of the guard at the palace was not clear as to what he was to do with his unintended catch.

    The Mercenary W. J. Eccott
British Dictionary definitions for unintended

unintended

/ˌʌnɪnˈtɛndɪd/
adjective
1.
not intended; unplanned

intended

/ɪnˈtɛndɪd/
adjective
1.
planned or future
noun
2.
(informal) a person whom one is to marry; fiancé or fiancée
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Word Origin and History for unintended
adj.

1640s, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of intend.

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