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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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Words that Rhyme with Sense Of Purpose

  • multipurpose
  • all-purpose

Example sentences of the word sense-of-purpose


1. Noun Phrase
Caring for a cat also can provide a blind person with a sense of purpose and significance.

2. Noun Phrase
Some of these tenets include, moving naturally, having a sense of purpose and putting loved ones first.

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. sense

verb. ['ˈsɛns'] perceive by a physical sensation, e.g., coming from the skin or muscles.

Synonyms

  • perceive
  • comprehend

Antonyms

  • insignificance
  • unimportance
  • significant

Etymology

  • sense (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sens (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

6. sense

noun. ['ˈsɛns'] a general conscious awareness.

Synonyms

  • sense of responsibility
  • sense of direction
  • knowingness
  • consciousness
  • awareness
  • cognisance

Antonyms

  • inanimateness
  • insentience
  • effector
  • sensitizing

Etymology

  • sense (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sens (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

7. sense

noun. ['ˈsɛns'] the meaning of a word or expression; the way in which a word or expression or situation can be interpreted.

Synonyms

  • import
  • acceptation
  • meaning
  • word meaning
  • signified
  • signification
  • word sense

Antonyms

  • judgment in personam
  • judiciousness
  • injudiciousness
  • approval

Etymology

  • sense (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sens (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

8. sense

noun. ['ˈsɛns'] the faculty through which the external world is apprehended.

Synonyms

  • sentiency
  • module
  • sensibility
  • sensitiveness
  • sentience
  • sense modality
  • mental faculty
  • sensory faculty
  • sensory system
  • modality
  • sensitivity
  • faculty

Antonyms

  • unperceptiveness
  • insensitiveness
  • sentient
  • insentient

Etymology

  • sense (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sens (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

9. sense

noun. ['ˈsɛns'] sound practical judgment.

Synonyms

  • good sense
  • gumption
  • judgment
  • logic
  • horse sense
  • discernment
  • mother wit
  • nous
  • road sense
  • sagacity
  • judgement
  • sagaciousness

Antonyms

  • insensibility
  • unconsciousness
  • insensitive
  • sensitive

Etymology

  • sense (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sens (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

10. sense

noun. ['ˈsɛns'] a natural appreciation or ability.

Synonyms

  • appreciation
  • grasp

Antonyms

  • unsusceptibility
  • reversal
  • judgment in rem

Etymology

  • sense (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • sens (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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