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1. cross-purpose

noun. a contrary aim.

Synonyms

  • design
  • intention
  • purpose
  • intent

Antonyms

  • irresoluteness
  • nonfunctional
  • functional
  • uselessness

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Rhymes with Cross Purpose

  • multipurpose
  • all-purpose

2. purpose

noun. ['ˈpɝːpəs'] an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions.

Synonyms

  • will
  • goal
  • design
  • cross-purpose
  • sake
  • idea
  • intention
  • mind
  • view
  • final cause
  • end
  • intent

Antonyms

  • movability
  • unsoundness
  • softness
  • disagree

Etymology

  • purpos (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • purposer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • purposen (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. purpose

noun. ['ˈpɝːpəs'] what something is used for.

Synonyms

  • use
  • raison d'etre
  • functional
  • nonfunctional
  • function
  • role
  • utility

Antonyms

  • functional
  • uselessness
  • inutility
  • unsteadiness

Etymology

  • purpos (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • purposer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • purposen (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. purpose

noun. ['ˈpɝːpəs'] the quality of being determined to do or achieve something; firmness of purpose.

Synonyms

  • tenacity
  • industriousness
  • persistency
  • firmness
  • tirelessness
  • resolve
  • resolution
  • persistence
  • tenaciousness
  • diligence
  • resoluteness
  • perseverance
  • firmness of purpose
  • doggedness
  • industry
  • determination
  • indefatigability
  • pertinacity

Antonyms

  • indecisiveness
  • indecision
  • movableness
  • instability

Etymology

  • purpos (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • purposer (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • purposen (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. cross

verb. ['ˈkrɔs'] travel across or pass over.

Synonyms

  • cut across
  • drive
  • go through
  • jaywalk
  • tramp
  • walk
  • pass
  • cover
  • pass over
  • hop
  • course
  • get across
  • stride
  • traverse
  • get over
  • crisscross
  • cut through
  • track
  • bridge
  • take
  • go across

Antonyms

  • ebb
  • unnaturally
  • get worse
  • worsen

Etymology

  • cross (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. cross

verb. ['ˈkrɔs'] meet at a point.

Synonyms

  • run into
  • come across
  • intersect
  • see
  • run across
  • meet

Antonyms

  • dock
  • burden
  • saddle
  • charge

Etymology

  • cross (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. cross

adjective. ['ˈkrɔs'] extending or lying across; in a crosswise direction; at right angles to the long axis.

Synonyms

  • crosswise
  • thwartwise
  • transversal

Antonyms

  • enjoy
  • suffer
  • idle
  • ride

Etymology

  • cross (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. cross

noun. ['ˈkrɔs'] a wooden structure consisting of an upright post with a transverse piece.

Synonyms

  • structure

Antonyms

  • recede
  • fail

Etymology

  • cross (Middle English (1100-1500))

9. cross

verb. ['ˈkrɔs'] hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of.

Synonyms

  • foreclose
  • bilk
  • frustrate
  • short-circuit
  • prevent
  • disappoint
  • baffle
  • ruin
  • dash
  • preclude
  • let down
  • spoil
  • scotch
  • forbid
  • thwart
  • queer
  • foil

Antonyms

  • fuse
  • ionate
  • calcify
  • iodinate

Etymology

  • cross (Middle English (1100-1500))

10. cross

noun. ['ˈkrɔs'] a marking that consists of lines that cross each other.

Synonyms

  • crisscross
  • mark

Antonyms

  • prevent
  • failing
  • stay

Etymology

  • cross (Middle English (1100-1500))
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