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改めて言われっとなんか...

the character thinks this after being told something unpleasant. Now as I know means "again" so "being told this again is a bit...", however is the meaning 2 改めて "intentionally", etc ever used?

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I assume you're referring to jisho's entry. I'm not sure where they're pulling these secondary definitions from of "intentionally; deliberately" are being taken from.

These meanings are not suggested to me by the dictionaries I have. Nor do these meaning appear in the example sentences that jisho offers or other examples

From my 和英辞典, I have the following:

1 again. 改めて電話します。I'll call you again. 彼の努力には改めて感心させられた。I was impressed again with his strenuous efforts.

2 改めていうまでもなく... needless to say...

This second example just seems to reinforce the idea of repeating something already understood.

From my 角川国語辞典,

①新しく。新たに。

And from my junior high dictionary:

①やり直して。もう一度。②今さら。

You might consider looking at the verb 改める also for clues about the meaning. 改める can also mean to examine something. Perhaps from the perspective of this verb, there might possibly be occasions where the translation intentionally could make sense. I can't think of natural ways of doing that. Perhaps one of the native speakers here can think of such situations.

Update

I've also dug out my Nelson's Kanji dictionary and my massive Kenkyusha Japanese-English Dictionary. In neither is any meaning corresponding to intentionally found.

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  • Jisho claimed on every page that they're using "JMdict, Kanjidic2, JMnedict and Radkfile dictionary files" as their sources.
    – Andrew T.
    Dec 30, 2023 at 12:36
  • @AndrewT. Indeed. That just pushes the question to JMdict. Where did they come up with their definitions, since the same erroneous definitions appear there. Whether they are truly erroneous or not, I'm not saying. But, the electric database is clearly not in agreement with my older print resources, which really aren't all that old (some 20 years others 10 years).
    – A.Ellett
    Dec 30, 2023 at 14:33

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