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meaningful

[ mee-ning-fuhl ]
/ ˈmi nɪŋ fəl /
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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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How to use meaningful in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for meaningful

meaningful
/ (ˈmiːnɪŋfʊl) /

adjective
having great meaning or validity
eloquent, expressivea meaningful silence

Derived forms of meaningful

meaningfully, adverbmeaningfulness, noun
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