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synonyms for purposiveness

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

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  • cowardice
  • flexibility
  • idleness
  • indolence
  • irresolution
  • unimportance
  • weakness
  • deferment
  • deferral
  • delay
  • indecision
  • indefiniteness
  • postponement
  • procrastination
  • wavering
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How to use purposiveness in a sentence

Darwin has given us in his theory of selection a mechanical explanation of the apparent design and purposiveness in this.
THE WONDERS OF LIFEERNST HAECKEL
Baer, especially, has laid stress on the purposiveness of all vital movement.
THE WONDERS OF LIFEERNST HAECKEL
But this purposiveness may be only formal and subjective, or real and objective.
KANT'S CRITIQUE OF JUDGEMENTIMMANUEL KANT
The Realism of the purposiveness of nature is also either physical or hyperphysical.
KANT'S CRITIQUE OF JUDGEMENTIMMANUEL KANT
Consequently the Fatalism of purposiveness is at the same time an Idealism.
KANT'S CRITIQUE OF JUDGEMENTIMMANUEL KANT
But this purposiveness does not imply a purpose or any other ground whatever.
KANT'S CRITIQUE OF JUDGEMENTIMMANUEL KANT
Telic character or purposiveness and fixity are like oil and water.
THE WILL TO DOUBTALFRED H. LLOYD
There was no need of a conscious Creator or a transcendental purposiveness to effect this.
THE WONDERS OF LIFEERNST HAECKEL
As to relation, the characteristic of the object called beautiful is that it betrays a purposiveness without definite purpose.
KANT'S CRITIQUE OF JUDGEMENTIMMANUEL KANT
It displays purposiveness in respect of our faculties of cognition, in those of its phenomena which we designate beautiful.
KANT'S CRITIQUE OF JUDGEMENTIMMANUEL KANT
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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