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purposely

adverb

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with full awareness of what one is doing
  • the real estate agent purposely withheld information that would have discouraged us from buying the property

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The first known use of purposely was in the 15th century

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purposeless

purposely

purposes

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“Purposely.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/purposely. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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