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gainful (adj.)

"producing profit or advantage," 1550s, from gain (n.) + -ful. Phrase gainfully employed attested from 1796. Related: Gainfully (1540s).

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Definitions of gainful

gainful (adj.)
yielding a fair profit;
Synonyms: paid / paying
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Dictionary entries near gainful

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