Purposeful



[pur-puh s-fuh l] /ˈpɜr pəs fəl/

adjective
1.
having a .
2.
determined; resolute.
3.
full of meaning; significant.
/ˈpɜːpəsfʊl/
adjective
1.
having a definite purpose in view
2.
fixed in one’s purpose; determined
adj.

1835, from purpose (n.) + -ful. Related: Purposefully.

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  • Purposefully

    [pur-puh s-fuh l] /ˈpɜr pəs fəl/ adjective 1. having a . 2. determined; resolute. 3. full of meaning; significant. /ˈpɜːpəsfʊl/ adjective 1. having a definite purpose in view 2. fixed in one’s purpose; determined adj. 1835, from purpose (n.) + -ful. Related: Purposefully.

  • Purposeless

    [pur-puh s-lis] /ˈpɜr pəs lɪs/ adjective 1. having no or apparent meaning. 2. having no aim or goal; aimless: to lead a purposeless existence. /ˈpɜːpəslɪs/ adjective 1. having no fixed plan or intention adj. 1550s, from purpose (n.) + -less. Related: Purposelessly; purposelessness.



  • Purposelessness

    [pur-puh s-lis] /ˈpɜr pəs lɪs/ adjective 1. having no or apparent meaning. 2. having no aim or goal; aimless: to lead a purposeless existence. /ˈpɜːpəslɪs/ adjective 1. having no fixed plan or intention adj. 1550s, from purpose (n.) + -less. Related: Purposelessly; purposelessness.

  • Purposely

    [pur-puh s-lee] /ˈpɜr pəs li/ adverb 1. intentionally; deliberately: He tripped me purposely. 2. with the particular specified; expressly: I wore that suit purposely to make a good impression. /ˈpɜːpəslɪ/ adverb 1. for a definite reason; on purpose adv. late 15c., from purpose (n.) + -ly (2).



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