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Meaning of successful by Wiktionary Dictionary

successful


    Etymology

    From success +‎ -ful .

    Adjective

    successful ( comparative more successful, superlative most successful )

    1. Resulting in success; assuring, or promotive of, success; accomplishing what was proposed; having the desired effect; prosperous; fortunate; happy
      a successful use of medicine
      a successful experiment
      a successful enterprise

    Synonyms

    • efficacious, effective, fruitful, rewarding, accomplished, profitable

    Related terms



Explanation of successful by Wordnet Dictionary

successful


    Adjective
    1. having succeeded or being marked by a favorable outcome

    2. a successful architect
      a successful business venture


    Definition of successful by GCIDE Dictionary

    successful


    1. Successful a. Resulting in success; assuring, or promotive of, success; accomplishing what was proposed; having the desired effect; hence, prosperous; fortunate; happy; as, “a successful use of medicine; a successful experiment; a successful enterprise”.

      Welcome, nephews, from successful wars. Shak.

      Syn. -- Happy; prosperous; fortunate; auspicious; lucky. See Fortunate.

      -- Successfully, adv. -- Successfulness, n.