purposely


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Related to purposely: undoubtedly, purposefully

pur·pose·ly

 (pûr′pəs-lē)
adv.
With specific purpose.

purposely

(ˈpɜːpəslɪ)
adv
for a definite reason; on purpose

pur•pose•ly

(ˈpɜr pəs li)

adv.
1. intentionally; deliberately.
2. with the particular purpose specified; expressly.

purposely

, purposefully - Purposely means "intentionally, on purpose," while purposefully means "with a specific purpose or objective in mind."
See also related terms for objective.

purposefully

purposely
1. 'purposefully'

If someone does something purposefully, they do it in a way that suggests that they have a definite purpose and a strong desire to achieve this purpose.

He strode purposefully towards the barn.
He walked purposefully out through the secretary's office.
2. 'purposely'

If someone does something purposely, they do it deliberately, rather than by accident or chance.

They are purposely withholding information.
Her voice was purposely low.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.purposely - with intention; in an intentional manner; "he used that word intentionally"; "I did this by choice"

purposely

Translations
قَصْدا، عَمْدا
záměrně
med vilje
af ásettu ráîi
bilerekkasten

purposely

[ˈpɜːpəslɪ] ADVa propósito, adrede, expresamente
a purposely vague statementuna declaración realizada en términos vagos a propósito or adrede or expresamente

purposely

[ˈpɜːrpəsli] advdélibérément

purposely

purposely

[ˈpɜːpəslɪ] advdi proposito, apposta

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.
References in classic literature ?
But I repeat for the hundredth time, there is one case, one only, when man may consciously, purposely, desire what is injurious to himself, what is stupid, very stupid--simply in order to have the right to desire for himself even what is very stupid and not to be bound by an obligation to desire only what is sensible.
The Monkey approached carelessly and was caught in the trap; and on his accusing the Fox of purposely leading him into the snare, she replied, "O Monkey, and are you, with such a mind as yours, going to be King over the Beasts?
For her own sake, I had purposely shown no special interest in what was coming; for her own sake, I had purposely looked at the billiard-balls, instead of looking at HER--and what had been the result?
I purposely abstain from extending these observations to any length.
From that point, all the main events of the story are purposely foreshadowed before they take place -- my present design being to rouse the reader's interest in following the train of circumstances by which these foreseen events are brought about.
In Bleak House I have purposely dwelt upon the romantic side of familiar things.
Each silent worshipper seemed purposely sitting apart from the other, as if each silent grief were insular and incommunicable.
Better quarters could have been found him, but Marshal Davout was one of those men who purposely put themselves in most depressing conditions to have a justification for being gloomy.
After the insulting words which his master had spoken to him, Dermody's pride was concerned in leaving no trace of his whereabouts; my father might consider it as a trace purposely left with the object of reuniting Mary and me.
I purposely avoided," says Square, "drawing a conclusion which I thought evident from what I have said; but if you perceived it, I am sure you have not attempted to answer it.
They were even, some of them, going to vote for him, and purposely to let him get a good many votes, so that the enemy might be thrown off the scent, and when a candidate of the other side was put up, they too might give him some votes.
All at once he rose from the mats where he had been reclining, and, still conversing, moved towards me, his eye purposely evading mine, and seated himself within less than a yard of me.