HyperDic: useful

English > 2 senses of the word useful:
ADJECTIVEalluseful, utilebeing of use or service
alluseful, utilitarianhaving a useful function
useful > pronunciation
Soundsyuw'sfahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > useful: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningOf use or service.
Examples
  • "the girl felt motherly and useful"
  • "a useful job"
  • "a useful member of society"
Synonymutile
Attribute ofutility, usefulnessThe quality of being of practical use
NarrowerhandyUseful and convenient
multipurposeHaving multiple uses
reclaimable, recyclable, reusablecapable of being used again
serviceableCapable of being put to good use
useable, usableCapable of being put to use
utilitarianHaving utility often to the exclusion of values
utilizablecapable of being put to a profitable or practical use
See alsoeffective, effectual, efficaciousproducing or capable of producing an intended result or having a striking effect
expedientServing to promote your interest
helpfulProviding assistance or serving a useful function
profitableYielding material gain or profit
serviceableReady for service or able to give long service
OppositeuselessHaving no beneficial use or incapable of functioning usefully
Spanishútil
Catalanútil
Adverbsusefullyin a useful manner
English > useful: 2 senses > adjective 2
MeaningHaving a useful function.
Synonymutilitarian
Broaderfunctionaldesigned for or capable of a particular function or use
Spanishfuncional, útil
Catalanútil
Nounsusefulnessthe quality of being of practical use

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