unpurposed

adjective
un·​purposed | \ "+ \

Definition of unpurposed

1 : not done from purpose : unintended
2 : having no purpose : purposeless

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First Known Use of unpurposed

1570, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for unpurposed

un- entry 1 + purposed, past participle of purpose

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“Unpurposed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unpurposed. Accessed 28 Nov. 2021.

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