- full of meaning, significance, purpose, or value; purposeful; significant: a meaningful wink; a meaningful choice.
Origin of meaningful
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Examples from the Web for meaningfulness
If not for meaningfulness, what other reason is there to watch a movie that makes you feel bad?
They also watch films for insight, enlightenment, and meaningfulness.
Jug denied the meaningfulness of brain structure as an indication of intellect.Creatures of the Abyss
- having great meaning or validity
- eloquent, expressivea meaningful silence
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Word Origin and History for meaningfulness
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