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synonyms for purposefulness

  • backbone
  • decisiveness
  • determination
  • doggedness
  • earnestness
  • firmness
  • fortitude
  • grit
  • obstinacy
  • obstinance
  • perseverance
  • persistence
  • pluck
  • purpose
  • resoluteness
  • resolution
  • resolve
  • seriousness
  • spine
  • stubbornness
  • toughness
  • volition
  • will
  • willpower
  • decidedness
  • iron will
  • purposiveness
  • will power
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antonyms for purposefulness

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  • cowardice
  • flexibility
  • idleness
  • indecision
  • indolence
  • irresolution
  • question
  • spinelessness
  • unimportance
  • weakness
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How to use purposefulness in a sentence

Lown labored for years over purposeful, sustained collaboration between the Cold War superpowers.
BERNARD LOWN, PHYSICIAN WHO RALLIED DOCTORS AGAINST NUCLEAR WAR, DIES AT 99EMILY LANGERFEBRUARY 18, 2021WASHINGTON POST
We’ve been purposeful in working toward the creation of a business that reflects the diversity of its customers.
THERE’S NO BETTER TIME THAN NOW TO BUILD A BETTER PIPELINE FOR WOMEN IN TECHANDREW NUSCAJANUARY 11, 2021FORTUNE
That’s just one example of what David Novak, former CEO of Yum Brands calls “purposeful recognition.”
YOUR BOSS IS EXPRESSING GRATITUDE ALL WRONGKAREN YUANDECEMBER 16, 2020FORTUNE
By the time unconscious bias turns to purposeful and aggressive bullying, it is too late.
MISS MANNERS: HELPING KIDS UNDERSTAND MICROAGGRESSIONSJUDITH MARTIN, NICHOLAS MARTIN, JACOBINA MARTINDECEMBER 11, 2020WASHINGTON POST
There was a solemnity, a wrapped-up purposefulness about him this morning; she dared not ask him what he was going to do.
THE PIONEERSKATHARINE SUSANNAH PRICHARD
There was a dumb purposefulness about the men's movements that sickened Rhoda.
THE HEART OF THE DESERTHONOR WILLSIE MORROW
She saw his tenderness, his purposefulness, the bigness of his mind and spirit.
THE HEART OF THE DESERTHONOR WILLSIE MORROW
It was ugly—ugly in its pink shapelessness, ugly in its slimy half-sentient movements, in its very purposefulness.
CONTAMINATION CREWALAN EDWARD NOURSE
The rest shifted from deliberate purposefulness to cold fury, and Barr's face turned white.
TRADING JEFF AND HIS DOGJAMES ARTHUR KJELGAARD
The war, furthermore, has been a revelation of the fundamental purposefulness of the rising generation.
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WORDS RELATED TO PURPOSEFULNESS

  • assertiveness
  • conclusiveness
  • decisiveness
  • determination
  • emphaticalness
  • firmness
  • purpose
  • purposefulness
  • resoluteness
  • resolution
  • resolve
  • willpower
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.