Translation of purposeful in Spanish:

purposeful

Pronunciation: /ˈpɜːrpəsfəl; ˈpɜːpəsfəl/

adjective/adjetivo

  • [person/stride] resuelto, decidido; [expression] de determinación; [life] con sentido, con un norte
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    • Lani strode from the hall, purposeful steps and determined expression a warning to all the servants in the palace.
    • Up close, she could tell that the two of them could not be much older than her or Alisha, and they both wore a determined and purposeful look.
    • He takes the stage with a stride that's purposeful, elegant, even serene, befitting a Californian who seriously loves surfing, martial arts and fast cars.
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    • Crisp, purposeful but most importantly useful - almost a personal assistant, perhaps even a personal digital assistant.
    • ‘An important aspect of the prison regime is that of rehabilitation and encouraging prisoners in a positive and purposeful activity,’ a spokesman said.
    • This is determined by the central place the means and methods occupy in the structure of people's meaningful and purposeful activity.

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.