purposeful

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adjective pur·pose·ful \ˈpər-pəs-fəl\

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>

purposefully

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purposefulness

noun

Examples of purposeful in a sentence

  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


PURPOSEFUL Defined for English Language Learners

purposeful

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adjective pur·pose·ful \ˈpər-pəs-fəl\

Definition of purposeful for English Language Learners

  • : having a clear aim or purpose


PURPOSEFUL Defined for Kids

purposeful

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adjective pur·pose·ful \ˈpər-pəs-fəl\

Definition of purposeful for Students

  1. :  having a clear intention or aim

purposefully

\-fə-lē\ adverb

purposefulness

noun


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