Definition of Purposefulness

1. Noun. The quality of having a definite purpose.

Exact synonyms: Sense Of Purpose
Generic synonyms: Meaningfulness
Derivative terms: Purposeful, Purposeful
Antonyms: Purposelessness



Definition of Purposefulness

1. Noun. The state of being purposeful. ¹

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Definition of Purposefulness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Purposefulness

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purported(a)
purportedly
purporting
purportless
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purpose
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purpose-made
purpose statement
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purposeful availment
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purposefulness (current term)
purposeless
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purposivenesses

Literary usage of Purposefulness

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1. The System of Animate Nature: The Gifford Lectures Delivered in the by John Arthur Thomson (1920)
"How careful we must be in regard to the purposefulness of animals who are very distantly related, ... Purposiveness and purposefulness in Animal Behaviour. ..."

2. The System of Animate Nature: The Gifford Lectures Delivered in the by John Arthur Thomson (1920)
"purposefulness and Purposiveness in Human Behaviour. The other pole is to be found in human affairs, where purposefulness dominates. ..."

3. Genetic Psychology: An Introduction to an Objective and Genetic View of by Edwin Asbury Kirkpatrick (1909)
"(3) One very common standard for judging conscious intelligence is that of the purposefulness of the movements made. Objectively, purpose means simply ..."

4. Psychology and the School by Edward Herbert Cameron (1921)
"purposefulness of voluntary action. — One of the first answers that come to the latter question is that voluntary acts differ from involuntary in the ..."

5. Psychology and the School by Edward Herbert Cameron (1921)
"purposefulness of voluntary action. — One of the first answers that come to the latter question is that voluntary acts differ from involuntary in the ..."

6. History of the Portrait Collection, Independence National Historical Park by Doris Devine Fanelli, Karie Diethorn (2001)
"If such was the case it brings them down to our level, and while we might protest the absence of portraits of the common man, we overlook the purposefulness ..."

7. The Junior High School by Guy Vernon Bennett (1919)
"I. purposefulness of life. The last aim of teaching to be discussed is one that affects deeply the lives of all boys and girls of the adolescent period. ..."

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