Intentioned In*ten"tioned, a. Having designs; -- chiefly used in composition; as, well-intentioned, having good designs; ill-intentioned, having ill designs. [1913 Webster]

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  • intentioned — [in ten′shənd] adj. having (specified) intentions: often in hyphenated compounds [well intentioned] …   English World dictionary

  • intentioned — ə̇n.|tenchənd adjective : having intentions of a specified kind seriously intentioned radio work Leslie Rees often used in combination justify a well intentioned lie Lucius Garvin …   Useful english dictionary

  • intentioned — /in ten sheuhnd/, adj. having particular or specified intentions (often used in combination): a well intentioned person. [1640 50; INTENTION + ED3] * * * …   Universalium

  • intentioned — in•ten•tioned [[t]ɪnˈtɛn ʃənd[/t]] adj. having specified intentions (often used in combination): a well intentioned person[/ex] • Etymology: 1640–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • intentioned — intention ► NOUN 1) an aim or plan. 2) the action or fact of intending. 3) (one s intentions) a man s plans in respect to marriage. DERIVATIVES intentioned adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • intentioned — in ten·tioned || ɪn tenʃnd adj. having certain intentions …   English contemporary dictionary

  • intentioned — in·ten·tioned …   English syllables

  • well-intentioned — also well intentioned ADJ GRADED If you say that a person or their actions are well intentioned, you mean that they intend to be helpful or kind but they are unsuccessful or cause problems. He is well intentioned but a poor administrator.… …   English dictionary

  • well-intentioned — adj. well intentioned towards * * * [ˌwelɪn tenʃ(ə)nd] well intentioned towards …   Combinatory dictionary

  • well-intentioned — well in|ten|tioned [ ,wel ın tenʃənd ] adjective trying to help, but often making things worse: WELL MEANING: a well intentioned action that led to tragedy well intentioned people/acts/remarks …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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