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English definition of “meaningful”

meaningful

adjective uk   /ˈmiː.nɪŋ.fəl/ us  

meaningful adjective (EXPRESSING STH)

B2 intended to show meaning, often secretly: a meaningful look He raised one eyebrow in a meaningful way.Meaning and significanceTypifying, illustrating and exemplifying

meaningful adjective (IMPORTANT/SERIOUS)

B2 useful, serious, or important: She seems to find it difficult to form meaningful relationships. Having the opportunity to work would make retirement more meaningful for many pensioners.Very important or urgent
meaningfully
adverb uk   /-i/ us  
meaningfulness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
ImportanceUseful or advantageous
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