Definitions

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  • adj. Not purposeful, unintended.

Etymologies

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un- +‎ purposeful

Examples

  • Indeed, the unpurposeful meanderings of matter in the universe can produce the wonderful intricacies of the human eye, and much else besides.

    The God Conundrum

  • During any weekday lunch hour, the adjacent sidewalks are a sea of people, and a testament to what Jane Jacobs wrote 50 years ago: "Lowly, unpurposeful and random and they may appear, sidewalk contacts are the small change from which a city's wealth of public life may grow."

    Thestar.com - Home Page

  • "I apologize for any purposeful disrespect or unpurposeful disrespect that was directed at anyone involved with this case."

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer: Local News

  • What you see as proof of an unthinking and unpurposeful developmental force punctuated by accidents and spontaneous mutations, I view as a purposeful and continuous process of development resulting from the will and work of creator God.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local

  • Neighbors have raised concerns over the sign, calling it '' unpurposeful and extremely unpleasant to look at. ''

    Post-Journal

  • Yet it's also multilingual, multicultural and multi-unpurposeful.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • You can have unintentional design, or instinctual design, or whatever you want to call it - spider's webs, snowflakes, etc. But you can't have unintentional intention, or unpurposeful purpose.

    Evolution News & Views

  • • Dystonia - uncoordinated spastic movements of the body • Tardive dyskinesia - involuntary twitching or muscle movements • Apraxia - involuntary unpurposeful movements MOTOR ACTIVITY

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  • The Western world is still affluent enough to be able to support and finance many of their unpractical and directly unpurposeful activities.

    Baltimore Reporter

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