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purposeful

[pur-puh s-fuh l] /ˈpɜr pəs fəl/
adjective
1.
having a purpose.
2.
determined; resolute.
3.
full of meaning; significant.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; purpose + -ful
Related forms
purposefully, adverb
purposefulness, noun
Can be confused
purposefully, purposely.
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British Dictionary definitions for purposefulness

purposeful

/ˈpɜːpəsfʊl/
adjective
1.
having a definite purpose in view
2.
fixed in one's purpose; determined
Derived Forms
purposefully, adverb
purposefulness, noun
Usage note
Purposefully is sometimes wrongly used where purposely is meant: he had purposely (not purposefully) left the door unlocked
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Word Origin and History for purposefulness

purposeful

adj.

1835, from purpose (n.) + -ful. Related: Purposefully.

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