If you specifically make a plan to be nice to someone you don't like very much and you are extremely careful to be nice, this is an example of when your nice behavior would be described as intentional.
- having to do with intention or purpose
- done purposely; intended
Origin of intentionalMedieval Latin intentionalis
- Done deliberately; intended: an intentional slight. See Synonyms at voluntary.
- Having to do with intention.
(comparative more intentional, superlative most intentional)
intention + -al