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intent

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of intent

  1. 1 fully committed to achieving a goal <intent on finishing her sculpture in time for the group show> Synonyms bent (on or upon), bound, decisive, do-or-die, firm, hell-bent (on or upon), determined, out, purposeful, resolute, resolved, set, single-mindedRelated Words bitter, vehement; certain, cocksure, confident, positive, sure; earnest, serious; steady, unfaltering, unhesitating, unswerving, unwavering; adamant, adamantine, dogged, hard, hardened, hardheaded, headstrong, immovable, implacable, inflexible, mulish, obdurate, persistent, pertinacious, perverse, pigheaded, rigid, self-willed, stubborn, tenacious, unbending, uncompromising, unrelenting, unyielding, willful (or wilful)Near Antonyms distrustful, doubtful, dubious, mistrustful, skeptical, suspicious, uncertain, unconvinced, undecided, unsettled, unsure; disinclined, indisposed, loath (also loth or loathe), reluctantAntonyms faltering, hesitant, indecisive, irresolute, undetermined, unresolved, vacillating, wavering, weak-kneed

  2. 2 having the mind fixed on something <he was so intent on his work that he didn't hear the dog bark> Synonyms absorbed, deep, engrossed, enthralled, focused (also focussed), immersed, attentive, observant, raptRelated Words engaged, interested, intrigued, involved; hypnotized, mesmerized; alert, alive, conscious, open-eyed, watchful, wide-awakeNear Antonyms daydreaming, dreamy, faraway, foggy, hazy, lost, oblivious, preoccupied, remote; apathetic, disinterested, uninterestedAntonyms absent, absentminded, abstracted, distracted, inattentive, inobservant, unabsorbed, unfocused (also unfocussed)




intent

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of intent

  1. 1 something that one hopes or intends to accomplish <I'm sorry that I hurt your feelings; that wasn't my intent> Synonyms aim, ambition, aspiration, bourne (also bourn), design, dream, end, idea, ideal, goal, intention, mark, meaning, object, objective, plan, point, pretension, purpose, target, thingRelated Words grail, holy grail; plot, project, scheme; desire, hope, mind, wish; nirvana; destination, terminusNear Antonyms means, method, way

  2. 2 the idea that is conveyed or intended to be conveyed to the mind by language, symbol, or action <the wording was a little unclear, but I think I grasped the intent> Synonyms content, denotation, drift, import, meaning, intention, purport, sense, significance, significationRelated Words connotation; clue, cue, hint, implication, indication, inkling, intimation, suggestion; message, tenor, theme; bottom, essence, essentiality, nature, soul, spirit, stuff; acceptance, acceptation, definition; burden, crux, gist; core, heart, kernel, marrow, nub, nucleus, pith, point, quick; matter, motif, motive, question, subject, topic





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