Synonyms
Antonyms

1. general-purpose

adjective. not limited in use or function.

Synonyms

  • general

Antonyms

  • particularity
  • discriminate

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  • multipurpose
  • all-purpose

2. cross-purpose

noun. a contrary aim.

Synonyms

  • design
  • intention
  • purpose
  • intent

Antonyms

  • irresoluteness
  • nonfunctional
  • functional
  • uselessness

3. 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))

4. 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))

5. 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))

6. purpose

verb. ['ˈpɝːpəs'] propose or intend.

Synonyms

  • intend
  • propose
  • mean
  • think
  • purport

Antonyms

  • disinherit
  • uncreativeness
  • conception
  • misconception

Etymology

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

7. on-site

adjective. taking place or located at the site.

Synonyms

  • on-the-spot

Etymology

  • on (English)
  • on (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • site (English)

8. purpose

verb. ['ˈpɝːpəs'] reach a decision.

Synonyms

  • resolve
  • decide
  • make up one's mind

Antonyms

  • preparation
  • discontinuous
  • discontinuance
  • discontinuation

Etymology

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

9. on

adverb. ['ˈɑːn, ˈɔn'] with a forward motion.

Antonyms

  • unrelated

Etymology

  • on (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • on (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • ón (Old Norse)

10. on

adjective. ['ˈɑːn, ˈɔn'] in operation or operational.

Antonyms

  • unconnectedness

Etymology

  • on (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • on (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • ón (Old Norse)
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