intentional

Something intentional was done on purpose. If a crime was intentional, it was no accident.

If you bump into your little brother in the hallway because you weren't paying attention, it's unintentional. But if wait for him to walk by and then stick out your foot to trip him, it's intentional. And not very nice. Usually we let people off the hook if they do something bad accidentally. But if your evil doings are premeditated, consciously planned, or otherwise intentional, no one will take much pity on you.

Definitions of intentional
  1. adjective
    done or made or performed with purpose and intent
    synonyms: designed
    fashioned
    planned and made or fashioned artistically
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    Antonyms:
    undesigned
    not done or made or performed with purpose or intent
  2. adjective
    characterized by conscious design or purpose
    intentional damage”
    synonyms: knowing
    intended
    resulting from one's intentions
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