un purposive

purposive

[pur-puh-siv]
adjective
1.
having, showing, or acting with a purpose, intention, or design.
2.
adapted to a purpose or end.
3.
serving some purpose.
4.
determined; resolute.
5.
of or characteristic of purpose.

Origin:
1850–55; purpose + -ive

purposively, adverb
purposiveness, noun
nonpurposive, adjective
nonpurposively, adverb
nonpurposiveness, noun
prepurposive, adjective
semipurposive, adjective
semipurposively, adverb
semipurposiveness, noun
unpurposive, adjective
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purposive (ˈpɜːpəsɪv)
 
adj
1.  relating to, having, or indicating conscious intention
2.  serving a purpose; useful
 
'purposively
 
adv
 
'purposiveness
 
n

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