Definition of purposely in English:

purposely

adverb

  • On purpose; intentionally.

    ‘she had purposely made it difficult’
    • ‘On the rifle range, Wesley purposely missed the target on his first few tries.’
    • ‘It is a fine example of an old institution, purposely built which is now being used with a new future in education.’
    • ‘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?’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘I rolled my eyes, purposely intent on winding her up just for the hell of it.’
    • ‘From the kick off Celtics passing was a class act, with the ball moving around swiftly and purposely.’
    • ‘This cat and mouse tactic was purposely designed to provoke, enrage and panic the unemployed.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Sanrio designers have purposely limited her story to the barest of details.’
    • ‘These are purposely put on in these totalitarian societies as of way of subverting the population.’
    • ‘Trip limits were purposely set so that everyone would have an equal chance.’
    • ‘A runaway winner at Sandown in February, he has purposely been kept fresh for this Merseyside jackpot bid.’
    • ‘He said some local authorities are purposely turning a deaf ear to illegal weapons production.’
    • ‘We purposely didn't make a big deal of the twenty-fifth because we think every year is important.’
    • ‘Future generations can then enjoy the new amenities but will not rue the day we purposely destroyed the nature of the place.’
    • ‘I fear the event might be misunderstood and purposely hooked on by designers and enemies.’
    • ‘The half hour length of many TV programmes seems purposely designed to leave us craving for more.’
    • ‘Seth told us later that she purposely went over some big bumps, just cuz we were back there.’
    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

/ˈpərpəsli//ˈpərpəslē/