intentional intentional  /ɪn ˈtɛn ʃə nəl/


  1. (adj) characterized by conscious design or purpose
  2. (adj) done or made or performed with purpose and intent



  1. Of course, none of this is a conscious choice, just as flirting is not always intentional.
  2. This year's Dems have philosophical and stylistic forebearssometimes the similarities are intentional, often they're not.
  3. Surprisingly entertaining docu-trauma, with at least as much emotional range as The Day After Tomorrow, and with more intentional humor.


  1. High court to hear NJ housing discrimination case

    The Supreme Court agreed Monday to take on another dispute involving race, deciding whether people must prove they were victims of intentional housing discrimination to win lawsuits under federal law. ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. Racial Bias in Lending, Housing Gets Supreme Court Review

    The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether people who file housing discrimination suits must show they were victims of intentional bias, accepting a case that may undercut the Obama administration’s crackdown on the lending industry.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

  3. Father's Day Cards Are Hilarious When Kids Make Spelling 'Mistakes' (PHOTOS)

    Sometimes intentional, sometimes really not... It looks like Father's Day is actually the most crass time of the year.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Huffington Post


  1. "I think we were very unlucky with the red card," Verbeek said. "It was definitely not a red card (and) it wasn't intentional." "What can you do with your arm (when the ball hits it) - you cannot cut it off."
    on Jun 19, 2010 By: Pim Verbeek Source:

  2. "When it happened, we were jawing in each other's face, so it wasn't anything intentional," Owens said. "I didn't intentionally spit in his face. He's trying to make it seem like more than what it was by saying I hauled off and spit in his...
    on Dec 16, 2006 By: Terrell Owens Source: USA Today

  3. In a statement issued on Monday, Padel said: "I genuinely believe that I did nothing intentional that led to Derek Walcott's withdrawal from the election. I did not engage in a smear campaign against him, but, as a result of student concern, I...
    on May 25, 2009 By: Ruth Padel Source:

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