Definitions

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  • adjective Having (many) plans.
  • adjective Intentional.

Etymologies

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From plan +‎ -ful

Examples

  • The sweat is forming on my brow as I contemplate being that planful.

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  • And so it's very much planful (ph), methodical and detached; that is the norm in these kinds of events.

    CNN Transcript Mar 11, 2009

  • My sweet non-planful husband just called and asked if I wanted him to pull lasagna out of the freezer to bake for dinner tonight.

    sauteed radishes and sugar snaps with dill | smitten kitchen

  • She says she will begin within 60 days, but she also understands that it must be done in a thoughtful, planful way.

    CNN Transcript Mar 3, 2008

  • Chuck comes across as a very planful egoist and not a team player, and one who fundamentally believes he knows better than grassroots voters do.

    Pachacutec: 12 Reasons Not to Trust Chuck Schumer

  • Actually I find people who tend to use abortion as a method of birth control are not planful enough to make those sorts of calculations before having sex…

    The sky continues not falling

  • And now, after nearly twenty years of planful circumspection, appears Philip Rahv [NYR, October 12] offering Michael Harrington and myself Little Lessons in Leninism.

    An Exchange on the Left

  • The war was, however, widely regarded as an external event, hardly or not at all as the result of man's conscious planful action.

    Out Of My Later Years

  • Where, moreover, the codes of individuals clash with each other or with the social conscience of their community, and where the codes of different communities are disconcertingly diverse, planful concerted action with a view to the control of conduct appears to be impracticable.

    A Handbook of Ethical Theory

  • On the other hand no training demands a more persistent and planful arousing of the mind than the esthetic training, and never is progress more difficult than when the teacher adjusts himself to the mere liking of the pupils.

    The Photoplay A Psychological Study

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