Definition of Purposeful

1. Adjective. Serving as or indicating the existence of a purpose or goal.




2. Adjective. Having meaning through having an aim. "Led a happy purposeful life"
Similar to: Meaningful
Derivative terms: Purposefulness

Definition of Purposeful

1. a. Important; material.

Definition of Purposeful

1. Adjective. Having purpose; intentional. ¹

2. Adjective. Having a purpose in mind; resolute; determined. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Purposeful

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Purposeful

purplishness
purply
purport
purported
purported(a)
purportedly
purporting
purportless
purports
purpose
purpose-built
purpose-made
purpose statement
purposed
purposedly
purposeful (current term)
purposeful availment
purposefully
purposefulness
purposeless
purposelessly
purposelessness
purposely
purposer
purposers
purposes
purposeth
purposing
purposive
purposive approach

Literary usage of Purposeful

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1. Play in Education by Joseph Lee (1915)
"CHAPTER XXXIII EXUBERANT PLAY /THE play of childhood is purposeful: it is so in its characteristic manifestations and in by far its greater part, ..."

2. Play in Education by Joseph Lee (1915)
"The phenomenon is more in the nature of an explosion than of a purposeful pursuit. There is no focusing of the attention and no dominating outside object; ..."

3. The Elementary School Curriculum by Frederick Gordon Bonser (1920)
"School work thus considered as a sequence of purposeful activities ... purposeful Activities and the School Subjects. — The school subjects are made up of ..."

4. The Elementary School Curriculum by Frederick Gordon Bonser (1921)
"School work thus considered as a sequence of purposeful activities ... purposeful Activities and the School Subjects. — The school subjects are made up of ..."

5. Linguistic Development and Education by Michael Vincent O'Shea (1907)
"His eyes are kept upon her face for many minutes at a time, and you 1 From one point of view instincts and reflex actions are, of course, purposeful. ..."

6. Linguistic Development and Education by Michael Vincent O'Shea (1907)
"Beginnings of purposeful 1 Expressional Activity Toward the close of the second month (some observers The appearance of make it a little earlier) the infant ..."

7. The Elementary School Curriculum by Frederick Gordon Bonser (1920)
"But, in the school subjects as usually organized and as commonly taught, the facts and processes are not related to the purposeful endeavors which they help ..."

8. The Science and Philosophy of the Organism: The Gifford Lectures Delivered by Hans Driesch (1908)
"The feet of men are very " purposeful" for walking, and so are the wings of birds for flying; the process of regeneration in the earthworm is purposeful, ..."

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