- full of meaning, significance, purpose, or value; purposeful; significant: a meaningful wink; a meaningful choice.
Origin of meaningful
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Related Words for meaningfullyvoluntarily, knowingly, purposely, consciously, willfully, pointedly, studiously, advisedly, emphatically, freely, independently, resolutely, designed, determinedly, meaningfully, wittingly
Examples from the Web for meaningfully
Contemporary Examples of meaningfully
“By failing to meaningfully investigate or otherwise respond to consistent reports of systemic abuse,” they write.Detained Immigrant Children Report Physical, Verbal, and Sexual Abuse By Border Patrol Agents
June 11, 2014
They look at each other meaningfully—and repair to the boiler room for some torrid sex.‘Halt and Catch Fire’ and AMC’s Push to Reset Dramas
May 30, 2014
And that it became reality most meaningfully, among all human media and all forms of creative expression, through the music.A Revolution, With Guitars: How The Beatles Changed Everything
January 28, 2014
Can cities, states, and municipalities address it meaningfully on their own?Can Bill de Blasio Fix New York’s Income Inequality?
September 18, 2013
My military assured me that we could act today, tomorrow, a month from now, that we could do so proportionally, but meaningfully.Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and Their Craven and Brazen Hypocrisy on Syria
September 9, 2013
Historical Examples of meaningfully
Baker glanced at us meaningfully and murmured, "I was afraid of this."The Image and the Likeness
John Scott Campbell
"Little as you deserve it," added Lord Essendine, meaningfully.The Thin Red Line; and Blue Blood
Strong failed to notice Roger's face darken, and Tom and Astro look at each other meaningfully.Stand by for Mars!
After all, one must be fully aware of the nature of Evil in order to meaningfully reject it.Keep Your Shape
- having great meaning or validity
- eloquent, expressivea meaningful silence