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purposeful

pur·pose·ful

purposeful

 
pronunciation:
puhr ps fl
features:
Word Combinations (adjective), Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: done with a definite purpose; deliberate.
synonyms:
deliberate, intentional
antonyms:
purposeless, unintentional
similar words:
calculated, conscious, considered, studied, voluntary
definition 2: having meaning or significant purpose.
Caring for her sick father made her life feel purposeful again.
synonyms:
meaningful
antonyms:
aimless, empty, meaningless, purposeless
definition 3: having or demonstrating determination; resolute.
He was purposeful in carrying out his terrible plan.
synonyms:
decided, determined, firm, intent, resolute
antonyms:
indecisive, irresolute
similar words:
assiduous, decisive, diligent, earnest, fixed, forceful, persistent, steadfast, strong-willed
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derivations: purposefully (adv.), purposefulness (n.)
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