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Synonyms for purposefulˈpɜr pəs fəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. purposeful(adj)

    serving as or indicating the existence of a purpose or goal

    rudderless, afloat(p), meaningless, adrift(p), nonmeaningful, desultory, directionless, planless, purposeless, undirected, aimless

  2. purposeful(adj)

    having meaning through having an aim

    "led a happy purposeful life"

    desultory, rudderless, aimless, adrift(p), meaningless, nonmeaningful, undirected, directionless, planless, purposeless, afloat(p)


  1. purposeful(adjective)

    focused, nose to the grindstone, determined

  2. purposeful(adjective)

    Having purpose; intentional.

    determined, nose to the grindstone, focused

  3. purposeful(adjective)

    Having a purpose in mind; resolute; determined.

    nose to the grindstone, focused, determined

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

targeted, intentional, deliberate, meaningful, voluntarist

Translations for purposeful

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • útilSpanish
  • opzettelijk, vastberadenDutch
  • решительный, целенаправленный, целеустремлённый, умышленныйRussian

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