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purposive

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There's night and day, brother, both sweet things; sun, moon, and stars, brother, all sweet things; there's likewise a wind on the heath. Life is very sweet, brother; who would wish to die?
George Borrow
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English

Adjective

purposive (comparative {{{1}}}, superlative {{{2}}})

Positive
purposive

Comparative
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Superlative
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  1. Serving a particular purpose.
  2. Done or made with a conscious purpose.
  3. Pertaining to purpose.
  4. determined, resolute
  5. (grammar) Of a clause or conjunction: expressing purpose.

Usage notes

  • Objects: behavior, action, interpretation, sample, etc.

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