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1. purposive

adjective. having a purpose.

Synonyms

  • goal-directed

Antonyms

  • irresolute
  • meaningless

Etymology

  • -ive (English)
  • -if (Anglo-Norman)
  • purpose (English)
  • purpos (Middle English (1100-1500))

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2. purposive

adjective. having or showing or acting with a purpose or design.

Antonyms

  • nonmeaningful

Etymology

  • -ive (English)
  • -if (Anglo-Norman)
  • purpose (English)
  • purpos (Middle English (1100-1500))

Sentences with purposive


1. Adjective
Institutions are also a kind of social structure, in that they limit the kinds of purposive action people can take, but through these limitations they enable the group to better achieve their goals.

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