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cross-purpose

cross´-pur`pose   Pronunciation: ~p?r`p?s
n.1.A counter or opposing purpose; a contrary aim; hence, that which is inconsistent or contradictory.
2.A conversational game, in which questions and answers are made so as to involve ludicrous combinations of ideas.
To be at cross-purposes
to misunderstand or to act counter to one another without intending it; - said of persons.
Noun1.cross-purpose - a contrary aim; "at cross-purposes"
aim, design, intent, intention, purpose
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cross-link
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cross-match
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cross-modality
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cross-platform
cross-ply
cross-pollinate
cross-pollinating
cross-pollination
cross-post
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Cross-question
cross-questioner
Cross-reading
cross-refer
cross-reference
cross-section
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