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  • n. The state of being purposeful.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Purposeful character or quality; adaptation to a purpose: as, the purposefulness of an architectural design.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the quality of having a definite purpose


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  • Or, 'pointing out issues of complexity, irreducibility, and (through humans) known potential of intelligence and purposefulness is fair game with ID '.

    Bunny and a Book

  • The design language of these SUVs epitomized the notion of purposefulness, even when comparing the utilitarian nature of the original Land Rover with its glitzy new cousin the LR3 Discovery.


  • In the first place the "purposefulness" of the movements of the planets is not affected in the very least by the question of heliocentricism.

    Science and Morals and Other Essays

  • We must remember, however, that there was a time when the same 'purposefulness' was believed to exist in the cosmos where everything seemed to turn literally and metaphorically around the earth, the abode of man.

    Science and Morals and Other Essays

  • On every other occasion, I have seen goodness, purposefulness, and the sorts of green pastures I saw at Brykill Farm seeded and grown by deliberation over years of sweat, sacrifice and a steady hand.

    Judith Acosta: How Dreams Really Do Come True

  • The confidence and burly purposefulness behind a 25-yarder that beat David Seaman and inflicted defeat on a resilient Arsenal were uncanny in a 16-year-old Everton substitute.

    Guardian writers choose their favourite Premier League goal

  • Of course, the authors don't suggest telling happy kids to wipe the grins off their faces, but Mr. Friedman and Ms. Martin do make a case for instilling values such as forethought and purposefulness.

    How to Keep Going and Going

  • It's that carriage that exudes confidence and purposefulness, and a perpetual awareness that there's yet more, so much more still to do.

    Baila Olidort: U.K. Chief Rabbi Shares Lessons In Leadership At Chabad Conference

  • The orchestra, which is star-studded as usual with ringers like trumpeter Roy Hargrove , alto saxophonist Antonio Hart , and formidable drummer Lewis Nash , has come together with even greater cohesion and purposefulness.

    Birthday Wishes, Halloween Dreams

  • My dad was a tall, good-looking man, though his features bore the slight tremor of the frenzied, similar to that strained purposefulness of a dog that has come to the end of its chain, but does not agree.

    Leader of Men


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  • In a work of art purposefulness is also apparent, but not real, although the harmony of the parts produces aesthetic pleasure. found on wordnik

    October 4, 2010