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Cross"-pur`pose (-p?r`p?s), n. 1. A counter or opposing purpose; hence, that which is inconsistent or contradictory. Shaftesbury.

2. pl. A conversational game, in which questions and answers are made so as to involve ludicrous combinations of ideas. Pepys.

To be at cross-purposes, to misunderstand or to act counter to one another without intending it; -- said of persons.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)



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