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meaningful

adjective uk   us   /ˈmiː.nɪŋ.fəl/

meaningful adjective (EXPRESSING STH)

B2 intended to show meaning, often secretly: a meaningful look He raised one eyebrow in a meaningful way.

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 senior citizens.
meaningfully
adverb uk   us   /-i/
meaningfulness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
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