Associations to the word «Intent»
INTENT, noun. A purpose; something that is intended.
INTENT, noun. (legal) The state of someone’s mind at the time of committing an offence.
INTENT, adjective. Firmly fixed or concentrated on something.
INTENT, adjective. Engrossed.
INTENT, adjective. Unwavering from a course of action.
INTENT, noun. 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".
INTENT, noun. The intended meaning of a communication.
INTENT, adjective. 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".
Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word.