meaningful

[ mee-ning-fuh l ]
/ ˈmi nɪŋ fəl /

adjective

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

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Origin of meaningful

First recorded in 1850–55; meaning + -ful

OTHER WORDS FROM meaningful

mean·ing·ful·ly, adverbmean·ing·ful·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for meaningfully

meaningful
/ (ˈmiːnɪŋfʊl) /

adjective

having great meaning or validity
eloquent, expressivea meaningful silence

Derived forms of meaningful

meaningfully, adverbmeaningfulness, noun
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