I adjective advantageous, beneficial, bound, calculated, contributory, decided, dedicated, deliberate, designed, determined, devoted, dogged, earnest, firm, helpful, inexorable, intended, intense, intent, intentional, intransigent, meant, obstinate, persevering, persistent, pertinacious, planned, practical, productive, purposive, resolute, resolved, sedulous, serious, single-minded, stalwart, staunch, steadfast, steady, strong-minded, strong-willed, stubborn, studied, telic, tenacious, uncompromising, undeviating, unfaltering, unflagging, unflinching, unhesitating, unshrinking, unswerring, unwavering, useable, useful, utilitarian, valuable, willful, worthwhile, zealous II index decisive, deliberate, earnest, express, industrious, intense, intentional, knowing, persistent, pertinacious, resolute, serious (devoted), tactical, voluntary, willful

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  • Purposeful — Pur pose*ful, a. Important; material. Purposeful accounts. Tylor. {Pur pose*ful*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • purposeful — 1853, from PURPOSE (Cf. purpose) + FUL (Cf. ful). Related: Purposefully …   Etymology dictionary

  • purposeful — [adj] resolved to do something bent, be out for blood*, bound, calculated, dead set on*, decided, deliberate, determined, firm, fixed, intense, intent, mean business*, obstinate, persistent, playing hard ball*, positive, purposive, resolute,… …   New thesaurus

  • purposeful — ► ADJECTIVE 1) having or showing determination. 2) having a purpose. DERIVATIVES purposefully adverb purposefulness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • purposeful — [pʉr′pəs fəl] adj. 1. resolutely aiming at a specific goal 2. directed toward a specific end; not meaningless purposefully adv. purposefulness n …   English World dictionary

  • purposeful — adjective Date: 1853 1. having a purpose: as a. meaningful < purposeful activities > b. intentional < purposeful ambiguity > 2. full of determination < was soft spoken but purposeful > • purposefully …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • purposeful — meaningful meaningful adj. Having a meaning or purpose; having significance; as, a meaningful explanation; a meaningful discussion; a meaningful pause; to live a meaningful life. Opposite of {meaningless}. [Narrower terms: {comprehensible,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • purposeful — pur|pose|ful [ˈpə:pəsfəl US ˈpə:r ] adj having a clear aim or purpose = ↑determined ▪ a purposeful and consistent foreign policy ▪ a purposeful movement >purposefully adv ▪ He walked purposefully to his desk. >purposefulness n [U] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • purposeful — pur|pose|ful [ pɜrpəsfl ] adjective determined to achieve a goal: students working in a purposeful manner a. intended to achieve something useful: I felt the need to lead a more purposeful life. ╾ pur|pose|ful|ly adverb …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • purposeful — [[t]pɜ͟ː(r)pəsfʊl[/t]] ADJ GRADED If someone is purposeful, they show that they have a definite aim and a strong desire to achieve it. She had a purposeful air, and it became evident that this was not a casual visit. Ant: aimless Derived words:… …   English dictionary

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