Definition of meaningfully in English:


Pronunciation /ˈmiːnɪŋfʊli/ /ˈmiːnɪŋf(ə)li/


  • 1In a way that has meaning.

    ‘the parts, however entertaining individually, must cohere meaningfully’
    1. 1.1In a serious, important, or worthwhile manner.
      ‘even isolated communities can contribute meaningfully to national development’
      ‘the right to participate meaningfully in the decisions that affect one's life’
      • ‘In my opinion, they, like recent historical events, are too new to be meaningfully evaluated.’
      • ‘Something more than detached observation is needed to create "stories" in which people engage meaningfully with one another.’
      • ‘The logic of specialization in the knowledge necessary to participate meaningfully in such speculative poetics harbors within it a repressed identity.’
      • ‘Identify how you can become a useful resource to the company and contribute meaningfully to its continued success.’
      • ‘Issues such as domestic abuse and addiction are used more meaningfully than as convenient plot devices.’
      • ‘This increasingly challenged the ability of individual producers to stay informed and meaningfully involved with issues directly impacting their livelihood.’
      • ‘It is far too early to speculate meaningfully on what the implications of this may end up being.’
      • ‘He comes alive and is able to relate meaningfully to others outside the town, in the surroundings of the moors and the sky.’
      • ‘If properly recognized, there are local resources and skills that can be meaningfully harnessed.’
      • ‘Is it possible to connect meaningfully to anyone?’
    2. 1.2In a way that communicates something without directly expressing it.
      ‘when he reports to work, his supervisor stares meaningfully at the clock’



/ˈmiːnɪŋfʊli/ /ˈmiːnɪŋf(ə)li/