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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A contrary aim.

Usage examples (21)
  • These cross-purpose directives underscore the corn-ethanol conundrum.
  • Insect societies as divided organisms: The complexities of purpose and cross-purpose
  • Most of them are former US military, and the idea they would operate at cross-purpose to the active military is laughable.
  • The brother is driven to despair — he bites his nails, winks, coughs, makes signs, which she always takes up at cross-purpose. — for more
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