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Definition of purposeful adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

purposeful

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//ˈpərpəsfl//
 
 
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having a useful purpose; acting with a clear aim and with determination Purposeful work is an important part of the regime for young offenders. She looked purposeful and determined.
purposefully
 
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NAmE//ˈpərpəsfəli//
 
adverb Edward strode purposefully toward the door.
purposefulness
 
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noun [uncountable]
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