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Purposeful vs. Purposive

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Purposefuladjective

Having purpose; intentional.

Purposiveadjective

Serving a particular purpose; adapted to a given purpose, especially through natural evolution.

Purposefuladjective

Having a purpose in mind; resolute; determined.

Purposiveadjective

Done or performed with a conscious purpose or intent.

Purposefuladjective

Important; material.

Purposiveadjective

(psychology) Pertaining to purpose, as reflected in behaviour or mental activity.

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Purposefuladjective

serving as or indicating the existence of a purpose or goal

Purposiveadjective

Pertaining to or demonstrating purpose.

Purposefuladjective

having meaning through having an aim;

‘led a happy purposeful life’;

Purposiveadjective

Possessed of a firm purpose.

Purposiveadjective

(grammar) Of a clause or conjunction: expressing purpose.

Purposiveadjective

Having or indicating purpose or design.

‘Purposive modification of structure in a bone.’; ‘It is impossible that the frog should perform actions morepurposive than these.’;

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Purposiveadjective

having or showing or acting with a purpose or design;

‘purposive behavior’;

Purposiveadjective

having a purpose;

‘purposive behavior’;

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