As adjectives the difference between intent and focused
is that intent
is firmly fixed or concentrated on something while focused
is centered or concentrated.
As a noun intent
is a purpose; something that is intended.
As a verb focused is
* entent (obsolete)
A purpose; something that is intended.
(legal) The state of someone’s mind at the time of committing an offence.
Firmly fixed or concentrated on something.
*2014 , Daniel Taylor, "
World Cup 2014: Uruguay sink England as Suárez makes his mark," guardian.co.uk , 20 June:
*:Uruguay were quick to the ball, strong in the tackle and seemed intent on showing they were a better team than had been apparent in their defeat to Costa Rica.
*:And it was while all were passionately intent upon the pleasing and snake-like progress of their uncle that a young girl in furs, ascending the stairs two at a time, peeped perfunctorily into the nursery as she passed the hallway—and halted amazed.
Unwavering from a course of action.
* (UK ) focussed