Definition of purposeful adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈpɜːpəsfl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɜːrpəsfl//
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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. It is only in the past 20 years that this data has been gathered in any purposeful way.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: purposeful