What does purposeful mean?

Definitions for purposefulˈpɜr pəs fəl

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word purposeful.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. purposeful(adj)

    serving as or indicating the existence of a purpose or goal

  2. purposeful(adj)

    having meaning through having an aim

    "led a happy purposeful life"


  1. purposeful(Adjective)

    Having purpose; intentional.

  2. purposeful(Adjective)

    Having a purpose in mind; resolute; determined.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Purposeful(adj)

    important; material


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of purposeful in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of purposeful in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Manmohan Singh:

    In the hands of a purposeful government, this could be an opportunity to step up investment in the economy in a big way.

  2. William Bratton:

    The purposeful misrepresentation of crime data is rare but nevertheless unacceptable, and it will be dealt with accordingly.

  3. Eric Hoffer:

    The poor on the borderline of starvation live purposeful lives. To be engaged in a desperate struggle for food and shelter is to be wholly free from a sense of futility.

  4. Eric Hovland:

    It’s flipping and tossing around, it looks like it’s even been roped by the tail. I mean this just wasn’t hooked on a line and accidentally dragged. This was purposeful and tragic.

  5. Sarah Palin:

    Trump is the candidate giving voice to untold millions of fed-up Americans witnessing a purposeful destruction of our economy and the equal opportunity for success that made America exceptional.

Images & Illustrations of purposeful

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Translations for purposeful

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

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

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