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meaningful

[mee-ning-fuh l] /ˈmi nɪŋ fəl/
adjective
1.
full of meaning, significance, purpose, or value; purposeful; significant:
a meaningful wink; a meaningful choice.
Origin of meaningful
1850-1855
1850-55; meaning + -ful
Related forms
meaningfully, adverb
meaningfulness, noun
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  • Jug denied the meaningfulness of brain structure as an indication of intellect.

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British Dictionary definitions for meaningfulness

meaningful

/ˈmiːnɪŋfʊl/
adjective
1.
having great meaning or validity
2.
eloquent, expressive: a meaningful silence
Derived Forms
meaningfully, adverb
meaningfulness, noun
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meaningful

adj.

1827, from meaning (n.) + -ful. Related: Meaningfully.

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