Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun intent

2 senses of intent

Sense 1
purpose, intent, intention, aim, design -- (an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions; "his intent was to provide a new translation"; "good intentions are not enough"; "it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs"; "he made no secret of his designs")
       => goal, end -- (the state of affairs that a plan is intended to achieve and that (when achieved) terminates behavior intended to achieve it; "the ends justify the means")

Sense 2
intent, purport, spirit -- (the intended meaning of a communication)
       => meaning, significance, signification, import -- (the message that is intended or expressed or signified; "what is the meaning of this sentence"; "the significance of a red traffic light"; "the signification of Chinese characters"; "the import of his announcement was ambiguous")

Antonyms of adj intent

1 sense of intent

Sense 1
captive, absorbed, engrossed, enwrapped, intent, wrapped -- (giving or marked by complete attention to; "that engrossed look or rapt delight"; "then wrapped in dreams"; "so intent on this fantastic...narrative that she hardly stirred"- Walter de la Mare; "rapt with wonder"; "wrapped in thought")

INDIRECT (VIA attentive) -> inattentive -- (showing a lack of attention or care; "inattentive students"; "an inattentive babysitter")

Similarity of adj intent

1 sense of intent

Sense 1
captive, absorbed, engrossed, enwrapped, intent, wrapped -- (giving or marked by complete attention to; "that engrossed look or rapt delight"; "then wrapped in dreams"; "so intent on this fantastic...narrative that she hardly stirred"- Walter de la Mare; "rapt with wonder"; "wrapped in thought")
       => attentive (vs. inattentive) -- ((often followed by `to') giving care or attention; "attentive to details"; "the nurse was attentive to her patient"; "an attentive suitor")

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