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meaningful

adjective mean·ing·ful \-fəl\

: having a clear meaning

: expressing an emotion or idea without words

: having real importance or value

Full Definition of MEANINGFUL

1
a :  having a meaning or purpose
b :  full of meaning :  significant <a meaningful life>
2
:  having an assigned function in a language system <meaningful propositions>
mean·ing·ful·ly \-fə-lē\ adverb
mean·ing·ful·ness noun

Examples of MEANINGFUL

  1. The test did not produce any meaningful results.
  2. She looked at him in a meaningful way.
  3. He wanted to feel that his job was meaningful.
  4. The trip turned out to be very meaningful for both of them.

First Known Use of MEANINGFUL

1852

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