Origin of intent2
Synonyms for intent
Antonyms for intent
Examples from the Web for intentness
Historical Examples of intentness
The regard they fixed on his face was baleful in its intentness.The Rainy Day Railroad War
All the while I looked at him steadily, until his eyes began to lose their intentness.Wood Folk at School
William J. Long
His vision was not unconscious of her presence; he stared at her with intentness.Tancred
Beneath the intentness of the scrutiny Ellen colored uneasily.The Wall Between
Sara Ware Bassett
All the factors were present to him and he dwelt upon them with intentness.Gulmore, The Boss
Word Origin for intent
"purpose," early 13c., from Old French entente, from Latin intentus "a stretching out," in Late Latin "intention, attention," noun use of past participle of intendere "stretch out, lean toward, strain," literally "to stretch out" (see intend).
"very attentive," late 14c., from Latin intentus "attentive, eager, waiting, strained," past participle of intendere "to strain, stretch" (see intend). Related: Intently.
see to all intents and purposes.