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purposeful

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adjective pur·pose·ful \ˈpər-pəs-fəl\

Simple Definition of purposeful

  • : having a clear aim or purpose

Full Definition of purposeful

  1. 1 :  having a purpose: as a :  meaningful <purposeful activities> b :  intentional <purposeful ambiguity>

  2. 2 :  full of determination <was soft-spoken but purposeful>

pur·pose·ful·ly play \-fə-lē\ adverb
pur·pose·ful·ness noun

Examples of purposeful

  1. <a soft-spoken but purposeful criminal investigator>

  2. <there's a difference between a purposeful lie and an accidental untruth>



1853

First Known Use of purposeful

1853



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