Antonyms of adj purposive

2 senses of purposive

Sense 1
purposive -- (having or showing or acting with a purpose or design; "purposive behavior")

INDIRECT (VIA nonrandom) -> random -- (lacking any definite plan or order or purpose; governed by or depending on chance; "a random choice"; "bombs fell at random"; "random movements")

Sense 2
goal-directed, purposive -- (having a purpose; "purposive behavior")

INDIRECT (VIA purposeful) -> purposeless -- (not evidencing any purpose or goal)

Similarity of adj purposive

2 senses of purposive

Sense 1
purposive -- (having or showing or acting with a purpose or design; "purposive behavior")
       => nonrandom (vs. random) -- (not random)

Sense 2
goal-directed, purposive -- (having a purpose; "purposive behavior")
       => purposeful (vs. purposeless) -- (serving as or indicating the existence of a purpose or goal)

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