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purposively

adverb

Synonyms and Antonyms of purposively

  1. with full awareness of what one is doing <the Federal Reserve purposively controls the supply of money in order to keep a lid on inflation> Synonyms advisedly, consciously, deliberately, designedly, knowingly, purposefully, purposely, intentionally, willfully, wittinglyRelated Words calculatedly, studiedly; voluntarily, willingly; premeditatedlyNear Antonyms accidentally, incidentally; haphazardly, randomly; involuntarily, unwillingly; impulsively, instinctively, spontaneouslyAntonyms inadvertently, unconsciously, unintentionally, unknowingly, unwittingly




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