Serviceableness
Serviceable Serv"ice*a*ble, a. 1. Doing service; promoting happiness, interest, advantage, or any good; useful to any end; adapted to any good end use; beneficial; advantageous. ``Serviceable to religion and learning''. --Atterbury. ``Serviceable tools.'' --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

I know thee well, a serviceable villain. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Prepared for rendering service; capable of, or fit for, the performance of duty; hence, active; diligent. [1913 Webster]

Courteous he was, lowly, and servysable. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Bright-hearnessed angels sit in order serviceable. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Seeing her so sweet and serviceable. --Tennnyson. [1913 Webster] -- {Serv"ice*a*ble*ness}, n. -- {Serv"ice*a*bly}, adv. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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