meaningful

[mee-ning-fuh l]

adjective

full of meaning, significance, purpose, or value; purposeful; significant: a meaningful wink; a meaningful choice.

Origin of meaningful

First recorded in 1850–55; meaning + -ful
Related formsmean·ing·ful·ly, adverbmean·ing·ful·ness, noun

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meaningful

adjective

having great meaning or validity
eloquent, expressivea meaningful silence
Derived Formsmeaningfully, adverbmeaningfulness, noun
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Word Origin and History for meaningful
adj.

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

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