Definition of purposely in English:

purposely

adverb

  • On purpose; intentionally.

    ‘she had purposely made it difficult’
    • ‘Trip limits were purposely set so that everyone would have an equal chance.’
    • ‘These are purposely put on in these totalitarian societies as of way of subverting the population.’
    • ‘From the kick off Celtics passing was a class act, with the ball moving around swiftly and purposely.’
    • ‘A runaway winner at Sandown in February, he has purposely been kept fresh for this Merseyside jackpot bid.’
    • ‘On the rifle range, Wesley purposely missed the target on his first few tries.’
    • ‘Seth told us later that she purposely went over some big bumps, just cuz we were back there.’
    • ‘The half hour length of many TV programmes seems purposely designed to leave us craving for more.’
    • ‘This cat and mouse tactic was purposely designed to provoke, enrage and panic the unemployed.’
    • ‘We purposely didn't make a big deal of the twenty-fifth because we think every year is important.’
    • ‘I fear the event might be misunderstood and purposely hooked on by designers and enemies.’
    • ‘The big mistake Takeshi made, however, was to purposely have the computer blood look fake.’
    • ‘We played the basics of the song live and purposely left a lot of space for other elements to come in later.’
    • ‘It is a fine example of an old institution, purposely built which is now being used with a new future in education.’
    • ‘Sanrio designers have purposely limited her story to the barest of details.’
    • ‘He said some local authorities are purposely turning a deaf ear to illegal weapons production.’
    • ‘She would not purposely try to hurt you but if you asked her opinion, you would get it, even if it was not what you wanted to hear.’
    • ‘Future generations can then enjoy the new amenities but will not rue the day we purposely destroyed the nature of the place.’
    • ‘I rolled my eyes, purposely intent on winding her up just for the hell of it.’
    • ‘I entered the living room, purposely sitting at a distance to avoid father's tirade.’
    • ‘Did you ever make the frog purposely get hit by a car just to see him splatter?’
    deliberately, intentionally, on purpose, by design, wilfully, calculatedly, premeditatedly, wittingly, knowingly, consciously, in cold blood, of one's own volition
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Pronunciation

purposely

/ˈpəːpəsli/