Gainfulness
Gainful Gain"ful, a. Profitable; advantageous; lucrative. ``A gainful speculation.'' --Macaulay. -- {Gain"ful*ly}, adv. -- {Gain"ful*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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  • gainfulness — gainful ► ADJECTIVE ▪ serving to increase wealth or resources. DERIVATIVES gainfully adverb gainfulness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • gainfulness — noun see gainful …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • gainfulness — See gainfully. * * * …   Universalium

  • gainfulness — n. profitability …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gainfulness — gain·ful·ness …   English syllables

  • gainfulness — noun the quality of affording gain or benefit or profit • Syn: ↑profitableness, ↑profitability, ↑lucrativeness • Ant: ↑unprofitability (for: ↑profitability), ↑unprofitableness …   Useful english dictionary

  • gainful — adjective Date: 1553 productive of gain ; profitable < gainful employment > • gainfully adverb • gainfulness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • gainful — gainfully, adv. gainfulness, n. /gayn feuhl/, adj. profitable; lucrative: gainful employment. [1545 55; GAIN1 + FUL] * * * …   Universalium

  • gainful — adjective serving to increase wealth or resources. Derivatives gainfully adverb gainfulness noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • profitableness — n. Gainfulness, usefulness, advantageousness …   New dictionary of synonyms

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