intentive

adjective

in·​ten·​tive
ə̇nˈtentiv
intentively
-ə̇vlē
adverb
intentiveness
-ivnə̇s
noun
plural -es

Word History

Etymology

alteration (influenced by Latin in- in- entry 2) of Middle English ententif, from Old French, from Late Latin intentivus intensive, from Latin intentus (past participle of intendere to intend, attend) + -ivus -ive

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“Intentive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/intentive. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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