non·​pur·​pose·​ful | \ ˌnän-ˈpər-pəs-fəl How to pronounce nonpurposeful (audio) \

Definition of nonpurposeful

: not having a purpose : not purposeful nonpurposeful activity

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Recent Examples on the Web Movements that look nonpurposeful, off-kilter or asymmetrical are also worth mentioning to your child’s doctor. Tara Haelle, New York Times, "When Do Babies Roll or Crawl?," 16 Apr. 2020

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First Known Use of nonpurposeful

1917, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonpurposeful.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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