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Meaningful   /mˈinɪŋfəl/   Listen
Meaningful

adjective
1.
Having a meaning or purpose.  "A meaningful discussion" , "A meaningful pause"



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"Meaningful" Quotes from Famous Books



... the army, lay out on the grass before the house, and whittied and talked desultorily about the war and the crops, and planned buying a threshing machine. The older girls and Mrs. Smith helped enlarge the table and put on the dishes, talking all the time in that cheery, incoherent, and meaningful way a group of such women have-a conversation to be taken for its spirit rather than for its letter, though Mrs. Gray at last got the ear of them all and dissertated at length ...
— Main-Travelled Roads • Hamlin Garland

... Somebody had been bad; And then, when I was snug in bed, Whither I had been sent, With the blankets pulled up round my head, I'd think of what my mother'd said, And wonder what boy she meant! And "Who's been bad to-day?" I'd ask Of the wind that hoarsely blew, And the voice would say in its meaningful way: "Yoooooooo! ...
— Love-Songs of Childhood • Eugene Field



Words linked to "Meaningful" :   meaningfulness, meaning, substantive, purposeful, pregnant, meaningless, significant, important, meaty



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