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intention

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of intention

  1. 1 something that one hopes or intends to accomplish <her intention is to climb the highest peak in each of the 50 states> Synonyms aim, ambition, aspiration, bourne (also bourn), design, dream, end, idea, ideal, intent, goal, 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 <she was uncertain of the intention of his frantic gesturing> Synonyms content, denotation, drift, import, intent, meaning, 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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