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pur·pose·ful

 (pûr′pəs-fəl)
adj.
1. Having a purpose; intentional: a purposeful musician.
2. Having or manifesting purpose; determined: entered the room with a purposeful look.

pur′pose·ful·ly adv.
pur′pose·ful·ness n.

purposeful

(ˈpɜːpəsfʊl)
adj
1. having a definite purpose in view
2. fixed in one's purpose; determined
ˈpurposefully adv
ˈpurposefulness n
Usage: Purposefully is sometimes wrongly used where purposely is meant: he had purposely (not purposefully) left the door unlocked

pur•pose•ful

(ˈpɜr pəs fəl)

adj.
1. having a purpose.
2. determined; resolute.
3. full of meaning; significant.
[1850–55]
pur′pose•ful•ly, adv.
pur′pose•ful•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.purposeful - serving as or indicating the existence of a purpose or goal
meaningful - having a meaning or purpose; "a meaningful explanation"; "a meaningful discussion"; "a meaningful pause"
resolute - firm in purpose or belief; characterized by firmness and determination; "stood resolute against the enemy"; "faced with a resolute opposition"; "a resolute and unshakeable faith"
purposeless - not evidencing any purpose or goal
2.purposeful - having meaning through having an aim; "led a happy purposeful life"
meaningful - having a meaning or purpose; "a meaningful explanation"; "a meaningful discussion"; "a meaningful pause"

purposeful

purposeful

adjective
Done or said on purpose:
Translations
هادِف إلى، ذو مَغْزى
odhodlaný
målbevidst
stefnufastur
azimlikararlı

purposeful

[ˈpɜːpəsfʊl] ADJ [look, expression] → de determinación; [manner, walk] → resuelto, decidido; [work, activity] → con sentido

purposeful

[ˈpɜːrpəsfʊl] adjdéterminé(e), résolu(e)

purposeful

adj, purposefully
adventschlossen; activity, lifesinnvoll

purposeful

[ˈpɜːpəsfʊl] adjdeciso/a, risoluto/a

purpose

(ˈpəːpəs) noun
1. the reason for doing something; the aim to which an action etc is directed. What is the purpose of your visit?
2. the use or function of an object. The purpose of this lever is to stop the machine in an emergency.
3. determination. a man of purpose.
purposeful adjective
having a definite purpose. with a purposeful look on his face.
ˈpurposefully adverb
ˈpurposeless adjective
having no purpose. purposeless destruction.
ˈpurposely adverb
intentionally. He did it purposely to attract my attention.
ˌpurpose-ˈbuilt adjective
made or built for a particular need or purpose. People who use wheelchairs sometimes live in purpose-built houses.
on purpose
intentionally. Did you break the cup on purpose?
serve a purpose
to be useful in some way.
to no purpose
with no useful results.

purposeful

a. intencional, con intención; determinado-a.
References in classic literature ?
This boy is not a boy at all, but a strong, purposeful man.
Its tenacious grip plucked at our heels as we walked, and when we sank into it it was as if some malignant hand was tugging us down into those obscene depths, so grim and purposeful was the clutch in which it held us.
I was convinced, from his intent face and his purposeful manner, that at last he was upon a clue.
No sooner was she hid from him than she changed into another woman; she was now become a calculating purposeful madam, who looked around her covertly and, having shrunk in size in order to appear less noticeable, set off nervously on some mysterious adventure.
The howls became a roar, blind passion was changed into purposeful fury.
Here was an undignified hiatus, if not a finale, to all his schemes, to the even tenor of his self-restrained, purposeful life
The telephone on the Kennan Ranch, and the telephones on all other ranches abutting on Sonoma Mountain, had rung often and transmitted purposeful conversations and arrangements.
A sailor indeed looks generally into the great distances, but in Captain Anthony's case there was--as Powell expressed it--something particular, something purposeful like the avoidance of pain or temptation.
They were an offence to the sunshine, a reproach to empty heaven, a blight on the concentrated and purposeful vigour of the wild landscape.
Chief Inspector Heat, on the other hand, after watching him for a while, stepped out with the purposeful briskness of a man disregarding indeed the inclemencies of the weather, but conscious of having an authorised mission on this earth and the moral support of his kind.
He moved, climbing high up, disappearing low down, with a restless, purposeful industry, and when he stood still, holding the guard-rail in front of the starting-gear, he would keep glancing to the right at the steam-gauge, at the water-gauge, fixed upon the white wall in the light of a swaying lamp.
He accepted that feeling with a purposeful sternness, and tried to pass on.